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Table 2 Coverage for CPAP machine including repairs and accessories for Saskatchewan residents

From: Exploring policy driven systemic inequities leading to differential access to care among Indigenous populations with obstructive sleep apnea in Canada

  Residents (except status Indians): SAIL Status Indians residents: NIHB
CPAP machine Free loan to patient on recommendation of respirologist (required level of testing not specified) Purchase covered on recommendation of physician after Level 1 test and proof of adherence after 3-month CPAP rental period
CPAP repairs Machine returned to SAIL depot in Saskatoon: free except for shipping costs Coverage provided; however prior approval is required if warranty on device has expired.
Mask No coverage provideda Covered upon prior approval
Headgear No coverage provideda Covered upon prior approval
Tubing No coverage provideda Covered upon prior approval
Humidifier No coverage provideda Covered upon prior approval
  1. aAdditional coverage for these consumable supplies is available on a prior approval basis to those patients who qualify for the income-based Supplementary Health Coverage Program through Saskatchewan Health
  2. Sources: [33, 38]