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CPAP: Maximizing Patient Outcomes and Profits

January 08, 2014 by Kristen Ci

A compliant PAP patient is a happy PAP patient, and as many in the homecare industry know, reimbursement is heavily related to compliance. Two easy ways to help boost compliance rates are to ensure a proper mask fit, and replace masks, filters and tubes as often as possible. Ensuring a good fit The mask is everything. If a mask is uncomfortable, leaks or otherwise ill fitting, the patient will not use the CPAPmachine. Some tips for fitting are to ensure the machine is set to the prescribed flow during fitting, as the change in pressure can change fit. Furthermore, its wise to have the patient lie down and move in their common sleep positions. Youll be able to better anticipate any issues or problems. Masks should be snug enough to prevent leaks, but not so snug as to leave marks on the patients face. Replace Equipment Often If providers replace the masks and tubing as often as is allowed by reimbursement schedules, not only can providers earn more yearly revenue than from the

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