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Advice About Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Advice About Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Thinking of investing in a portable battery operated oxygen concentrator. Looks like a sizable investment. Anyone have any luck using their health insurance ? Any advice on options, etc ?

Update : I have since discovered that my local Durable Medical Equipment provider has a year or more wait list for the portable oxygen concentrators ! That just does not work for me. So I contacted a manufacturer (Inogen) directly and they will work with my insurance company and provide a rental unit… read more

A myPHteam Member said:

You may want to look at getting a medicare advantage plan such as Humana, United Health, WellcaRe, etc instead just plain medicare. I know for sure these plans pay for oxygen rental and the portable ones. My monthly copay is 22.71 per month. I have had my unit for a few months. My mother has the same unit inogen one model 3 and she has the same insurance, Humana medicare, after 13 payments the unit became hers for no additional copay. She was paying 22.71 a month as well.

posted 25 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

My doctor wrote an order for my portable Oxygen concentrator and my insurance then covered it. I have BCBS of Alabama insurance. I called my O2 provider company and they worked it out with machine and brought it to me.

posted 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I have an inogen one model 3. I have a medicare advantage plan -Humana and they pay for my unit. I live in Georgia. I suggest you call around to the medical supply providers in your area and inquire about concentrators and what insurance they accept. I am happy with mine and went through a company named Apria.

posted 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Carolyn4 I have a OXY GO FIT that my insurance company provided. Yes I'm satisfied with it, because now I don't have to carry those heavy tanks around anymore.

edited, originally posted 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I used to have the large and small canisters but switched to a small compact one that I can carry on my shoulder. Very lightweight and yes my insurance cover it. I also have the larger electric condenser for home use. I also have a very large canister that last for 15 hours incase the lights go out. So yes check with your insurance company

posted 2 months ago
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