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What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
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What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
I have the Resmed S9 - got it 5 years ago. Starting to have a few issues with the SD card reader in it. It tells me I either have to eject the card for the machine to work, or I have to erase the card. I have to bring the card with me to the doctor's appt, so I didn't think erasing the card was a very good idea.

That being said, it got me thinking about the latest models in CPAP. If I have to replace my CPAP at some point (after all, it is 5 years old), what would be a great replacement?
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
Resmed AirSense 10 or Resmed AirCurve VAUTO depending on your needs.
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
ResMed 10 series is the next and newest with that manufacturer. IMO they are very good machines. They would be a bit quieter than yours I think.
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
You currently have an Auto CPAP, so the logical new machine is the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. It will provide the same therapy you are accustomed to, with a more compact form factor and some other nice upgrades. This will not require any revision to your prescription, but you may need to have your doctor renew the prescription and verify your continuing medical need for CPAP therapy. I use my primary car doctor (internal medicine) for this.
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
(01-08-2018, 03:57 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: You currently have an Auto CPAP, so the logical new machine is the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset.  It will provide the same therapy you are accustomed to, with a more compact form factor and some other nice upgrades.  This will not require any revision to your prescription, but you may need to have your doctor renew the prescription and verify your continuing medical need for CPAP therapy.  I use my primary car doctor (internal medicine) for this.

I use my sleep doctor for all my CPAP prescriptions. Something I have wondered about, however. When I first got my ResMed S9, I had to pay $25/month for about 5 months (I think it was) and then the machine was mine. So, insurance must've paid a good portion of it. Does normally pay for the new machine like the old, or do we usually have to assume it's going to be all on the patient?
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
Your first machine was rented until you demonstrated compliance and efficacy. Rental terms vary from 3-months to 13 months. Many times the replacement machines are purchased outright.

It sounds like you're all set for treatment continuity. Although the SD card malfunction is not critical, with the number of hours on that machine, it should be no problem for your supplier to justify the replacement. If you have been using the same DME all these years, just ask them how would be best to proceed. They want to sell you the new unit and know how to work with your insurance. Let them know you want the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset as a replacement. Keep the old S9 as an emergency backup.
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
(01-08-2018, 03:46 PM)gsykes Wrote: I have the Resmed S9 - got it 5 years ago. Starting to have a few issues with the SD card reader in it. It tells me I either have to eject the card for the machine to work, or I have to erase the card. I have to bring the card with me to the doctor's appt, so I didn't think erasing the card was a very good idea.

Not sure about these SD cards and the amount of data they hold, but have you considered just replacing the SD card with a fresh one?
5 years of data seems like it might be full?

If you're comfortable with your current machine or don't want to bother with getting a new one (although if possible, I would consider the AirSense 10) just try the inexpensive card replacement and see if the old machine is OK with it.

Just a thought.
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RE: What are the latest and greatest CPAP Machines?
I's a common situation with the S9, If you want to, you can copy the card to a file first. I would and do, erase the card when this happens. The compliance data and such is still in the machine and will reload to the card. You loose the detailed 7 day data. It's time for a new machine if it's not too much out of pocket. The new resmed 10 apap is new, it isn't going to treat you better than the S9.
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