In short, the exact cost of a CPAP machine varies depending on the model selected and your specific insurance policy.
After a sleep apnea diagnosis, most patients receive a prescription for a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Of course, you probably have many questions about your new medical tool. The first question on most patient’s minds is: “How much will my CPAP machine cost?”
CPAP costs vary widely depending on the exact model of CPAP you chose. Basic models come with a lower price tag, whereas higher-end models can cost thousands. CPAP machines are less expensive than the more advanced bi-level positive air pressure(BIPAP) devices.
If you’re paying out of pocket, the average CPAP machine costs approximately $1,271*. The cost for most CPAP models ranges between $750-$4,500*. You can find far less and more expensive models on the market, but most devices fall into this price range. This expense usually includes basic accessories such as hose, mask, filters, tubing, etc.
The exact price tag also depends upon whether or not your insurance will defray any of the costs from the machine. When it comes to insurance coverage for CPAP, there’s no cut and dry answer. Some private health insurance policies will share in the cost of your CPAP equipment, while others leave the entire cost of the machine up to the patient. Check your insurance policy to determine if your CPAP will be covered by your healthcare plan.