As a CPAP or BiPAP user, supply replacement is very important to help maintain your comfort and compliance. Did you know that approximately 2.6 million warm, moist breaths pass through your tubing and mask each year? Even with proper cleaning, facial oils can impact your mask's seal over time. Filters lose their effectiveness and tubing can be damaged or accumulate harmful bacteria.
Changing your supplies regularly will not only help minimize risk of infection, but keep your mask fitting comfortably without leaks and your therapy device functioning well.
Most insurance plans will reimburse your Homecare Provider for the regular replacement of these items. Check with your health plan for individual reimbursement guidelines.