I was just titrated this week, and I have a pressure setting of 9.
From talking with the tech at the sleep clinic (Doctor? It'll be a month if you want to talk to them) my prescription is for a straight CPAP, not an Auto-PAP, with humidifier. I've got to talk to my insurance and supply house to figure out what I can get covered.
Should I be pushing for an APAP, or should I just use the CPAP and monitor my AHI on a regular basis and complain if it's high?
An Apap machine can be used in Cpap mode if that's necessary, but will allow for re-titration or other modifications as conditions change in the future. By specifing just Cpap, he has created a situation where the DME can give you a junk machine that does not do anything more creative than pump air.
So yes. Call the doc and ask for a written prescription specifying a fully data capable Autoset machine.
I would push for a humidifier at least, and also an auto machine as well. The auto machines are capable of being set for a strait pressure as well as auto. I have a Resmed AirSence10 Auto set and I really like this machine as it is fully data capable so you can monitor you progress to treatment. I would ask your doctor to change the scrip. After all you have to live with this machine for probably the next 5 years or until your insurance pays for a new one. Also you and your insurance pays for it so you should get what you want. I did.