Thursday, September 26, 2013


Medicare’s Competitive Bidding has now been in effect for several months, and many people with Medicare have found themselves affected. You may be one of them.

If your Medicare benefits have been capped (after 13 months) and you live in any of the many markets that are now participating in Medicare's Competitive Bidding then there is a chance that your provider may not be able to continue servicing you. If they did not win a Medicare contract, they may no longer be your provider. Markets are in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West and include such greater metro areas as New York, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, New Orleans, Tucson, Atlanta and San Francisco.  You can check your suppliers at to find out who your local providers are.

If you are one of the many Medicare patients affected and using your benefits for CPAP equipment, supplies and services, Open-Aire would like to help you. Please visit our newest site in the Lincare family,

Lincare offers Medicare covered CPAP machines, masks and supplies from the top brands, ResMed, Respironics, DeVibliss, Fisher & Paykel and more. Lincare is a contracted Medicare Provider for CPAP equipment, supplies and services for all markets excluding four locations, Baton Rouge; LA, Honolulu; HI, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown; NY and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre; PA.