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CPAP Machine

A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is also called a respiratory assist device. CPAP is considered durable medical equipment and is a limited benefit.

TRICARE may cover CPAP machines for:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Respiratory insufficiency

TRICARE doesn't cover:

  • Variable Positive Airway Pressure (VPAP)
  • Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) machines

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This A-Z list of topics is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary and considered proven. However, there are special rules or limits on certain types of care, while other types of care are not covered at all.

Last Updated 9/15/2014