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Re: [IP] Medicare and pumps



Forgive me, your supplier. Nobody should lie to you. Phyllis, I think 
you should get a new pump for much less than that. But that's just my 
rant for the night. :) Read my wayward post if you want.  I don' t have 
any insurance coverage for a pump. I guess that makes me a bit angry and 
bitter.

On 12/11/2013 8:22 PM, PHYLLIS ABRAM wrote:
>   It's the supplier that lied. Medicare gave me the numbers and so did my
 > secondary. When one considers we are getting refurbished pumps for approx.
what
> new ones cost; irritates me. Between Medicare and my secondary; the supplier
> gets paid over $6000. Seems I should get a new pump for that much money.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Phyllis
>
>> On Dec 11, 2013, at 10:12 PM, SomeoneSomewhere <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>
>   > The fact that your insurance can and does lie to you about what Medicare
> covers angers me. I already ranted tonight, I will spare you anymore of my
> choice words. :)
>> Louree
>>
>>> On 12/11/2013 7:17 PM, Phyllis Abram 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 But supplying an outdated refurb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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