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[IP] Re: insurance questions on "supplemental supplies" 425
"Blue Cross Blue Shield traditional considers my pump and its supplies to be
"supplemental health supplies." They are covered at 80/20% and the IV tape
is not covered at all."
Below is an excerpt from the NJ law about insurance companies and coverage for
diabeties treatement from ADA's Advocacy
web site. The site is at
The word "appurtenances" means accessories. I the law says nothing about
supplemental supplies. I think you should challange
BC/BS through your states department of corporations or whoever manages
insurance programs for the state.
You also might see if the ADA's advocacy folks can help. Good luck
January 1, 1996
Every individual health insurance
policy providing hospital or medical
?Any person covered.?
If recommended or prescribed by a
physician or nurse practitioner/clinical
nurse specialist - BGMs, including
those for the legally blind, test strips
for glucose monitors and visual
reading and urine testing strips,
insulin, injection aids, cartridges for
the legally blind, syringes, insulin
pumps and appurtenances thereto,
insulin infusion devices, and oral
agents for controlling blood sugar.