RE: [IP] IV Prep wipes
Liz What is the name of your insurance company?
John S Wilkinson,
Rome, New York
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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Blake
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:24 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] IV Prep wipes
At 09:07 AM 8/1/2006, you wrote:
> My insurance, on the other hand, pays 100% for everything including
>IV Preps and Unisolve. They even pay for batteries for my IR1200 pump.
>Depends on your insurance company and your policy.
I also have no co-pay or deductible for my pump supplies. When my
CDE first mentioned a pump and asked why I had never considered one I
told her money was a factor. She said she thought my insurance had
an $800 co-pay, but wasn't certain. She sent the paperwork to
Minimed and when I spoke to someone there, I asked about a co-pay and
he told me that my insurance was one of the best. They covered
everything 100% and approved the pump instantly. I filled out
paperowrk, faxed it to MM, they got the approval and shipped the pump
all in the same day.
I also think that my prescription ($10 generic/$25 brand/$50
non-formulary) and very reasonable, as is a doctor visit co-pay ($25
for my PCP or a specialist, which I don't need a referral to
see). The doctor co-pay just went up from $20 to $25, the only
change we made in our insurance renewal this year. It saves a little
money on the premium overall and is not a great burden on anyone.
As for IV Prep wipes, I always forgot to use them in the beginning
and didn't really notice any difference. I then got in the habit of
using them every time and have continued doing that. If insurance
did stop covering them I'd try inserting without them, and if I
really needed them I'd pay the $12 for a box which will last for well
over 4 months.
Type 1 dx 4/1987
Minimed Paradigm 715 5/2005
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