There is no valid reason whatsoever why they don't carry both AirSense 10 Elite and AirSense 10 AutoSet
If they carry one, they should carry the other
Sound like the DME trying to flog S9 AutoSet still have in stock before dispensing the new AirSense 10 AutoSet
Given a choice between S9 AutoSet and AirSense 10 Elite ... I would choose S9 AutoSet
S9 AutoSet is better machine as it offer two modes of therapy .. AutoSet and CPAP (two machines in one)
AirSense 10 Elite offer one mode only ... CPAP
Mother of all choices would be "AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her", offer 3 modes of therapy ... CPAP, AutoSet, and AutoSet for Her ... 3 machines in one, plus report RERA in all 3 modes, all others don't (the only one in the AirSense 10 series)
All AutoSet machines are the same price, Elites cost less but not by much, only few dollars in it
Bottom of the ladder are S9 Escapes and AirSense 10 CPAP, avoid at all costs
There aren't a lot of clear big advantages of the A10 line over the S9 line. S9 has a good track record.
Get the S9 AutoSet vs. the A10 elite. The auto machine will do both auto and manual mode.
Get the free SleepyHead software here
for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
For what it's worth, I am new to c-pap and I got the A10 Airsense Autoset and I love it. If I'd known however about how the A10 Autosense Autoset FOR HER also has the detection of RERA's I might have fussed to get one, though I don't quite yet get what RERA's are and how likely it is that I need that feature.
I love that my machine has cloud reporting, I don't have to connect it to the internet etc, it sends my stuff wirelessly to the docs etc. I don't know if the S9 has that, though I understand S9 is an excellent machine otherwise.
I didn't fuss for a "for her" in my case, in part because I'd researched DME's on yelp and the better business bureau, and they across the board have such LOW ratings (especially on yelp) I wanted the best rated I could get because I will need to deal with these folks regularly. My criteria was...
1. Good machine available that meets Docs script
2. physically nearby, easy to get to as parking and traffic in San Francisco can be a bear.
3. Well rated for customer service (here, I kid you not, that was like a 2.5 star on Yelp, but they were a member of the BBB)
I wouldn't have traded 2 and 3 for a for her, and that's what I'd have had to do.
Wishing you all the best with your journey.
Susan in San Francisco
Thank you all. Susan, I'd basically come up with a similar checklist myself. I've found a DME that is much closer to me than the one my doctor recommended. They are BBB accredited. Not many reviews of any DMEs in my area. But they told me as long as the doctor provided what they needed, they will order me an A10 Autosense Autoset for Her. I just need the doctor's office to fax them a prescription that names that exact machine, chart notes, and both sleep studies, and I'm willing to wait for that.