CPAP Machine Is Part Of Medical Therapy And US Government Recognize It
A CPAP therapy can be expensive for some... However, it is covered by Medicare, so that should help you decide to buy a new machine, as it is by far the best solution. Here’s what Medicare says about CPAP coverage:
“Medicare may cover Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy if you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Medicare may cover a 3-month trial of CPAP therapy. Medicare may cover it longer if you meet in person with your doctor, and your doctor documents in your medical record that you meet certain conditions about the use of the device and the CPAP therapy is helping you.”
And even if you are already a CPAP user that needs to replace a broken CPAP machine, you might still have Medicare coverage for buying a new one:
“If you had a CPAP machine before you got Medicare, Medicare may cover CPAP machine cost for replacement CPAP machine rental and/or CPAP accessories if you meet certain requirements.”
Since CPAP machine is recognized as a Class II medical device by the FDA, is it even legal to sell used CPAP? First of all, it is not legal to sell a CPAP machine to someone who does not have a valid prescription for it. And second, it is not legal to sell a CPAP device, unless someone is an FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved/authorized seller (or reseller).
Selling CPAP accessories and equipment parts, such as CPAP mask, hose, tubing parts, humidifier, CPAP Ozone Disinfector, or any type of CPAP Sterilization machine, or CPAP Cleaner, or wipes…is legal and doesn’t require any special FDA sale approval.
Is it legal to sell used CPAP machines? Yes, no laws are preventing the sale of used CPAP machines. However, any reseller that does sell used CPAP machines, usually actually sell refurbished CPAP machine.