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[Equipment] Autosense 10 vs. autosense 10 Auto
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I have been using a Resmed9 @7 for about 5 years.  New sleep study says set to 13.  Talked to Dr. about difference and he changed perscription to variable 4-10.  Supplier - SleepMed - says Autosense10 will do that job.  What advantages will I get if I move to the Autoset; or, do I really need the autoset to get the job done?
Thanks.
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(11-15-2017, 11:36 AM)78zinman Wrote: Cool
I have been using a Resmed9 @7 for about 5 years.  New sleep study says set to 13.  Talked to Dr. about difference and he changed perscription to variable 4-10.  Supplier - SleepMed - says Autosense10 will do that job.  What advantages will I get if I move to the Autoset; or, do I really need the autoset to get the job done?
Thanks.

Get Auto. (Later edit: I was underprecise in this nomenclature; see SleepRider note below for exact language). Someone will be along soon with whys wherefores and info links (I'm too new).

Your insurance DME will give you whatever they can get away with. You'll have this for 5 years. Get every capability possible. Get every capability that gives an option for you to make adjustments.


If it's difficult to distinguish between machines, go to Supplier #1 (or the Resmed site) and see the specs on all of them. Use a compare function to get comparisons.
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(11-15-2017, 11:36 AM)78zinman Wrote: Cool
I have been using a Resmed9 @7 for about 5 years.  New sleep study says set to 13.  Talked to Dr. about difference and he changed perscription to variable 4-10.  Supplier - SleepMed - says Autosense10 will do that job.  What advantages will I get if I move to the Autoset; or, do I really need the autoset to get the job done?
Thanks.

The correct name for that machine is the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset.  It is a very good machine and includes both a soft and standard auto algorithm as well as fixed pressure CPAP.  The Autoset For Her offers an additional mode that reacts to flow limitations a bit differently.  The Airsense 10 Autoset is a great machine...get it.

You have been using a Resmed S9 CPAP (Elite? Escape?) at a pressure of 13. I disagree with your doctor's recommendation and think you will quickly move to a pressure range of 9 to 16 with the new machine. Almost certainly you will feel air-starved at a starting pressure of 4.0 cm. Also, the Resmed machines offer Exhale Pressure Relief (EPR) of up to 3 cm. If you have not used that in the past, you probably don't need it, but remember that it lowers exhale pressure which can allow some obstructive apnea if you don't compensate with higher minimum pressure.
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The AutoSet will deliver the optimal pressure when needed, whereas the Cpap can only give you one pressure.  

Here’s the thing... Insurance companies reimburse the DME/Supplier the same amount whether it is a Cpap or AutoSet. (Same code.)  Your Supplier would be more than happy to give you a Cpap...this way they make more profit.  

One other advantage:  you can use the AutoSet in Auto mode or Cpap mode, you can’t do that with a Cpap.

Get the AutoSet!  Be sure you have the doctor write the prescription for an AutoSet and a pressure range.  This way the supplier has to honor the script.  (Don’t worry about the pressure range, we can help you sort that out later.)

Some information for you:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices
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Just to avoid problems, with the prescription, I would request that the doctor include your new titrated pressure, plus a couple, in the new prescription. In other words, the lowest pressure you should consider is 6 cm, and your prescription should enable you to go as high as 15 as needed. That is 1-cm less than your old prescription, and 2-cm higher than the titrated pressure. That should cover it,and will avoid hassles with the DME if they try to remotely enforce the new prescription of 4-10, which seems a bit short-sighted.
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(11-15-2017, 12:13 PM)78zinman Wrote: Perfecto!!  For this board - and it's members - is the BEST!


Thanks

Just a reminder, the supplier can’t give you an APAP (Auto machine) unless your prescription states it.

You have the most power with your supplier “before” you accept a machine.

Good luck!
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Hi 78zinman,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck as you continue CPAP therapy and also with getting the Resmed AirSense 10 AutoSet.
trish6hundred
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