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Re: [IP] My first HbA1C since going on th epump

My blue cross plan covers 100 percent of durable medical equipment AFTER a 
100 dollar deductable.   --Gianna

>From: "Beth Ginck" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] My first HbA1C since going on th epump
>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 13:54:48 -0400
>I just went on the pump recently and I have Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  
>They covered the pump after I reached my deductible and my out of pocket 
>expenses, but we also have a prescription plan that they say cannot be 
>used, because the pump supplies are considered DME's and not a prescription 
>item.  Have you dealt with this at all?  Is there anyway to fight this?  I 
>will have to pay $500 out of pocket every year, until I get the supplies 
>covered. i guess that really isn't a lot, but every little bit helps. 
>Thanks, Beth
> >>> "Michael" <email @ redacted> 08/18 2:35 PM >>>
> > The insurance company says they will consider it if my doctor
> > writess that it is a medical necessity.  I'm not sure what that
> > means in my case.
>The really don't want to see a letter of medical necessity since then
>the MUST pay for the pump. So.... get a sample letter from your pump
>company and give it to your doc to help him draft one for you.
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