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Does anyone know how to get the the software program to download the data from the ResMed A9 AutoSet SD Data Card, which quietly resides within my CPAP machine, or is this a state secret?

Since ResMes seems to keep the application out of Public Domain, will they allow someone to purchase it.
I guess keeping it highly classified is their pervue, but I can only hope some wealthy, cantankerous user might be willing to sue them, under several grounds (Freedom of Speech, etc.? - I'm not a lawyer, obviously, but if the Koch Brothers and Rush Limbaugh can benefit from that ploy, perhaps ResMed users could also?).

My story:
I had to mail the SD card from my ResMed A9 Autoset to my CPAP supplier to download the data for MEDICARE COMPLIANCE. My Pulmonary Doctor's office said they're not able to do the download. I was told their clinic system uses a supplier that does not distribute ResMed devices (kind of hard to believe!).
USPS took almost 2 weeks to deliver the letter to the supplier. The supplier then copied the data, sent me the results in an email attachment and they're now sending the results to the Dr's office. This readout only bore two data sets: 1 day and 30 days.
This has taken an inordinate amount of time for that little data. I am also being forced to visit the Doctor's Office, (unnecessarily using medicare resources; their money and our taxes). I'll bring the machine to his office and show him how to read the data directly on the machine's LCD, for the periods from 1 day to 1 year (the office was unaware this was possible). If he wishes to make any clinical adjustments and doesn't know how, I will show him the procedures for that also, (which incidentally, are adjustments which I believe are also my right to make, as long as the results conform to government guidelines, since medicare does pay for the equipment).

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#2
Welcome to the forum. I believe you are referring to either a S9 or an AS10. Here are 2 links for monitoring software. From experience I would recommend Sleepyhead. Sleepyhead provides far more detailed information than ResScan.

Link to obtain ResScan 5.3:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...hines-only


Link to Sleepyhead 0.9.8.1-testing:
http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH/index.html?TestingVersions

Good Luck!
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Hi stmijaar,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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Hi stmijaar, welcome to Apnea Board. As sgearhart said, the software is readily available at the links he gave.

A couple of providers in Australia sell ResScan (superseded version) for $30, so it's not a state secret. As to why the medical mafia make everything so hard - knowledge is power and power is money. That and an ingrained belief by some in the medical industry that patients can't be safely allowed to manage their own conditions. And a further ingrained inability to admit in front of a patient that the great god doctor doesn't know everything.
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Medicare only cares about compliance, which means the hours you used the device. Since you need official proof of compliance, you are limited to ResScan for now, unless your doctor accepts the data from SleepyHead. I suggest you use both at the same time and present him/her (just mail or email it) with both results. Then, when you are done with compliance, you can stick with whichever software you like the most.

As for changing your own settings, yes, you have that right. There is no law against it.
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