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Re: [IP] Insurance Battle to get my Cozmo

Hi Anna,
I had the exact problem when I wanted to get my new Dtron +.
There was no "in network" provider for it.   I have Blue Shield EPO.  So I
talked with Logimedix and they arranged to purchase the pump and all
supplies for me and are paid the "in  network" price. I don't have to pay
Try talking to Lisa Garcia at Logimedix.

----- Original Message -----
From: "anna doemland" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 10:25 AM
Subject: [IP] Insurance Battle to get my Cozmo

> Hi,
> I just heard from Deltec about my pump...it turns out
> that because I am on the EPO health insurance through
> my work (it had the lowest co-pays for drugs and my
> physicians are covered so I chose it) there are NO
> 'in-network' distributers who carry Deltec Cozmo
> insulin pumps.
> So, Deltec is going to get my physician to sign a
> statement of medical necessity and they are going to
> try to get an one-time exception to let me purchase my
> pump 'out-of-network'.  But, United Health Care has NO
> coverage for out of network durable medical equipment
> on the EPO plan, so I have a feeling it's going to be
> quite a battle.
> I am also contacting HR at work to see if I can switch
> from the EPO to the PPO plan because the pump
> distributer IS a participating provider in the PPO
> network.  Of course, it isn't open enrollment time of
> year, so I doubt they will let me switch insurance
> plans, but I am going to try.
> Any suggestions?  I really want the Cozmo, if I'd
> chosen any other vendor I doubt I'd be having this
> trouble, but someone has to pave the way, right?
> Thanks for listening!
> Anna
> dx'd 1979
> pumping soon, I hope!
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