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The FDA decided that Phillips CPAP machines are potential cancer causing devices and ordered a recall. Medicare pays for CPAP machines. In fact, if the recipients of Medicare funded machines do not use them, Medicare will take them away. What’s the big deal?


The FDA says people using Phillips CPAP machines should stop using them and get a replacement. Medicare will not pay for a new CPAP. Medicare will replace CPAP machines due to the FDA recall. Medicare will replace a CPAP after five years of use and not before. Phillips says they will replace the units once they get things worked out. In a year or so.

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the genius of:

Joseph Heller, the author of the greatest management text ever written: CATCH-22