Sleep Apnea

Rice Home Medical has Sleep Apnea Specialists at each of our Willmar, Madison, Alexandria, and Redwood Falls locations that work closely with physicians and sleep labs throughout our service area. Our services include: working with your medical care team and sleep lab to assist you in choosing your sleep apnea unit, mask, and supplies; and progress reports sent to your physician and insurance company.

What is sleep apnea?
What is the treatment for sleep apnea?
What should sleep apnea patients know?
Sleep Apnea FAQ

 

CPAP & BiPAP Machines

CPAP, BiPAP, and BiPAP ST sleep apnea treatment systems help to improve sleep comfort and quality of life for patients. It is a highly effective treatment for sleep apnea, however, it has no benefit if it is not used. Compliance includes the use of the machine for more than 4 hours/night on 70% of nights. Rice Home Medical’s patient compliance rate far exceeds the national average. At set-up, staff will inform you about daily, weekly, and monthly care of their sleep apnea machine. Set-ups can be done at any of our store locations. In case of problems, staff will be able to repair or replace your device.

New CPAP machines are now available with wireless transmission technology that electronically share your data with your physician and insurance company, rather than having it downloaded and sent manually.

Masks

Our complete line of nasal, full-face, and minimal-contact masks ensure personal fit and comfort for each individual. During set up, your Rice Home Medical clinician will assist you in trying on various styles and sizes of sleep apnea masks until you find the right one that fits your needs.

Accessories

All CPAP accessories for sleep apnea treatment including tubing, tubing covers, pillows, pillow covers, and wipes are available through Rice Home Medical as well.

 


Insurance

Insurance coverage should always be verified with one of Rice Home Medical’s customer service representatives. Eligibility can vary by policy plan.

Medicare coverage for sleep apnea equipment and supplies can be found here:
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/sleep-apnea-and-cpap-devices-and-accessories.html

To get the most benefit from your PAP therapy, your equipment should be replaced when necessary based on wear and tear. The replacement schedule for Medicare patients is shown below. If you are not a Medicare patient, Rice Home Medical can check your individual insurance policy’s replacement schedule.

  • Mask: 1 per 3 months
  • Nasal Replacement Cushion: 2 per month
  • Pillows Replacement Cushion: 2 per month
  • Full-Face Cushion: 1 per month
  • Headgear: 1 per 6 months
  • Chin Strap: 1 per 6 months
  • Tubing: 1 per 3 months
  • Filter, Fine Disposable: 2 per month
  • Filter, Fine Gross Particle Foam: 1 per 6 months
  • Therapy Device: 1 per 5 years

 


Emergency Needs

If an emergency should arrive with your sleep apnea equipment, we have staff available 24/7 for service. Please call 1.800.637.7795 and follow the prompts if you would need emergency assistance after-hours for your sleep apnea equipment.

If you are in need of immediate medical treatment – DIAL 911.