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Re: [IP] Arrrrgh, again!!

My training on the pump was almost all covered in the price of the pump ,,
and it only took 3 months and about 4 Dr. and 3 Endocronologist to convence
my insurance to cover 80%.   but about 2 years later they informed me that
my supplies would no longer be covered.. (i fixed that with one yelling
phone conversation) ha ha.. after that we have just the normal insurance run
around.  I just don't know what is going to happen opnce i turn 23 and get
kicked off my insurance?.... i spend 1 night in the hospital and then got
out the next day and been doing pritty good, but it's still hard to get my
sugars where i want them.. but i am getting better... Happy new year


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: Bcarter <Bcarter>
Date: Saturday, December 26, 1998 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Arrrrgh, again!!

>One suggestion is to ask for a detailed listing of everything covered in
>the training. It's possible that the health care provider is lumping a
>bunch of other things in the training category - vacations, new cars,
>computer upgrades, mortgage payments, etc ;-) If so, things might be
>reviewed differently when the expenses are categorized properly.
>I agree that this charge seems way out of line. In fact, it seems like they
>may be including the price of the pump / supplies in there as well.
>My training expenses were very high, approximately $750, none of which was
>covered by insurance. We discovered later on that partial coverage may have
>been possible if the "training" was categorized differently (I understand
>that there are strict rules on how these charges get coded, etc.)
>< Oh, and by the way, the training totals $3830.>
>Bob Burnett
>mailto:email @ redacted
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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