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Re: [IP] Medicare and pumps



 Same as a new pump. My issue is I don't like being told that Medicare won't pay
for a new pump. With the amount Medicare pays plus my secondary; I could buy a
new pump. It's the supplier that told me Medicare won't pay for a new pump. That
is not correct.

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Phyllis 

> On Dec 11, 2013, at 9:56 PM, Francesca Alfino <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> So what is the warrantee that comes with a refurbished pump?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Francesca
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Dawn La Motte <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare and pumps
> 
> 
> We just got my "New" pump and it was a refurbished Revel. It is pretty much
> exactly what I had been given by a friend last year in January as my old
> revel and my "new" revel look the same take the same supplies and so on and
> so forth. The only thing that is different is instead of having to get my
> supplies from generous friends and people I don't know. Medicare is now
> paying for the pump, monthly supplies and such even if I had to get my
> Total pancreatectomy done to finally be approved. So I guess loosing my
> pancreas and spending 12 days on a vent might have been worth it?
> 
> 
>> On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Phyllis Abram <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Medicare pays a fixed amount for pumps. Currently (FL) $452.02 per month
>> x 13
>> mos = $5876.26 then it belongs to beneficiary (you). It is up to vendor to
>> decide what pumps they are willing to provide for that price. Medicare has
>> no
>> problem with vendor providing a new pump. But supplying an outdated refurb
>> definitely helps the profit margin.
>> 
>> CCS told me Medicare won't pay for a new pump. Above is the actual truth.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> Phyllis
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