I'm certainly no expert. My Sleep Study clinic monitors my usage without the machine ever leaving my house. It has a built in modem. However, there is a card that can also be removed and data can be transferred to any computer for further transfer. I can't see a reason you would have to bring your CPAP anywhere. I suppose there are different versions; however, it sounds like a major inconvenience.
I think they just want to see if your using the c-pap faithfully and yes check out the data on it too, and see if all is ok with you and your sleep times?
as for as S.A. Claims I don't think it matters if your sleep Apnea is Mild or chronic Sleep Apena can kill ya no matter what .
I'm not sure if they base the ratings % on this or not or use the symptoms to rate S.A. ..I have always been told if your Dx with S.A. and using a VA prescribe C-PAP Machine its automatic 50% rating if you can prove it to be secondary from a SC. Disability or you have records while in the military to show you had S.A or OSA ON RECORD.
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