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Re: [IP] Medicare and Pump Problem



OMG the Medicare rules are overwhelming 

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 > On Apr 7, 2019, at 8:12 PM, Carol
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> I started on Medicare in December. I have an Animas pump whose warranty
> expired this past Saturday, so I started the process for a Tandem pump on
> April 1.
> 
> Since I am not too familiar with Medicare procedures and didn't know how long
> it would take to get the new pump, I hedged my bet and got a lot of Animas
> supplies in March, just in case!
> 
> My third party supplier just told me that since I just ordered supplies (for
> the old pump, of course) I cannot order any more supplies (in this case, for
> my new pump for THREE MONTHS. So, even though I will get my Tandem later this
> month, I cannot get supplies for it until June! So, I will have a new pump I
> won't be able to use for months.
> 
> Has anyone encountered this problem? Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks,
> Carol
> Dx 1988, pumping since 2000
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