What is home oxygen therapy?
People with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis or congestive heart failure may benefit from using oxygen therapy at home. A physician must write a prescription for oxygen therapy specific to your individual needs.
What is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)?
One of the most reliable treatment options for OSA is CPAP. A CPAP machine works during sleep by gently blowing air into a mask applied over your nose. The air pressure keeps the airway open, helping the patient breathe thereby eliminating the apnea.
What is BiPAP?
A BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) machine is similar to a CPAP machine except that it is programmed to deliver air at two different pressures. When a person inhales the pressure is higher and when exhaling, the pressure is lower.
Does my insurance plan cover my home medical equipment?
Alegent Health at Home – Medical Equipment services are provided to the insured and uninsured alike. As an approved provider for most insurance companies in Nebraska and Iowa, we work with patients and their families to explain benefits and verify coverage before service begin – billing your insurance company directly to simplify the process and reduce your paperwork.
How long will I need my equipment?
Alegent Health at Home will work with you and your physician to provide appropriate equipment for as long as it is medically necessary.
What if I need other equipment or services?
Alegent Health at Home offers a comprehensive selection of home medical equipment and services. Additionally, we offer skilled nursing care, IV therapy, physical therapy and much more. Contact Alegent Health at Home at 402-898-8000.
Who should I contact with questions about my equipment?
Contact Alegent Health at Home – Medical Equipment with any questions regarding the use of your equipment or to make arrangements for deliveries/pick ups.
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