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Re: [IP] Insurance Coverage Survey
Lets try to Re-Direct your responses to the person who asked for
this. Send All responses to email @ redacted rather
than back to the list. Again, send all survey responses to:
email @ redacted
rather than back to the list. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
On 23 Feb 00, at 20:53, Bridget C. Martin wrote:
> Hello Insulin-Pumpers,
> My name is Bridget Martin. I am a pumper and a law student. I started
> pumping in Dec. 1999. I have been "lurking" on this list for a while now.
> While in the process of getting my pump, I learned first hand how hard it
> can be to get insurance approval for your pump. I have also been very
> interested by the various posts on insurance woes.
> I am now writing a paper for my "Law and Medicine" seminar. My topic will
> deal with denial of coverage and the definition of "medical necessity". I
> am also going to explore what rights an insured party may have against an
> insurance company that seems to be trying to practice medicine by forcing
> the insured party to go to extreme measures to show that the pump is a
> medical necessity.
> Please take the time to answer the following questions for me. I know
> this is a bit long, but I am trying to look for some specific patterns and
> practices among insurance companies. I am especially interested in anyone
> who may have been told that their control (or HbA1c) was "good enough" on
> multiple daily injections so they didn't really need the pump. I will try
> to post a copy of my paper to the list once I have finished. Thank you so
> much for your time.
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