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Are CPAP machines covered by medicare or private health insurance?

Medicare

CPAP machines are only covered by Medicare for people who have a Pension Concession Card, a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, or a Health Care Card.

Private Health Insurance

If you have extras cover, your private health insurance may pay a rebate towards the cost of your CPAP machine. The amount varies considerably between funds and also depends on your level of extras cover. Some funds will also cover part of the cost of the mask. Some funds require a letter of recommendation from your doctor. All require an eligible invoice.

Check with your health fund to get an accurate and up to date quote for the amount they will cover.