By Brice Rowland
Compliance refers to the measurement of how long or how much a patient uses their CPAP or BIPAP machine. Why is Medicare, Medicaid, or your Insurance carrier concerned with Compliance? These guidelines are set in place to make sure that these machines are being purchased and used by someone is who is benefiting from the use of it. Would you want to pay for something that someone didn’t need or simply did not use? Obviously not. Compliance readings allow an insurance provider to make sure you are using your equipment and how often you are using it. For example: Medicare guidelines state you must use your CPAP or BIPAP at least four hours a night 70 percent of the time. This equates to about 84 hours a month or roughly 20 hours a week.