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Re: [IP] Re: insurance question



I have BCBS of Texas, and MM just sends them the bill.  They pay for
everything, except  I pay 10% until I have met my out-of-pocket deductible
for the year.  You might want to purchase supplies from MM if not already
doing so (if that is your pump type).  On another note, I had a long
discussion awhile back (over a year) with a BCBS employee about why my claim
for test strips was denied.  She said I had to buy them from a participating
pharmacy.  Anyway, after going over and over with her about this, she
finally asked a supervisor who asked his/her supervisor, and they said no,
you can buy them anywhere.  Point of story, the first person you talk to
doesn't always know what they are talking about.  Remember the movie The
Rainmaker.  Keep pestering them and they'll get it right eventually.
JBarrow
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: insurance question


> It seams BCBS has made a special point of not paying for pump supplies.  I
> started my pump in March 1999, and it's been a battle ever since.  I've
even
> considered going off the pump because of it, it can be so frustrating.  I
> have a lifetime script from my Doc and they still want a referal every
month,
> and it has to be written a certain way or they refuse to pay.  Seams that
> between the insurance co, and fighting with the Doc's office to get it
right,
> it's not worth the hassle.
> Ali
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