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RE: [IP] Insurance and Your Second Pump

However, if you have had medical changes that warrant the need for a new
pump and the pump is out of warranty or very close, Medicare has upgraded
people's pumps.

Keirsten Welch RD, LD, CPT
MP TotalCare, 
Insulin Pump Specialist
Certified Pump Trainer

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Shaneyfelt [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 5:20 PM

 Medicare says as long as the pump continues to work and there has not been
advancements in technology... they are not going to
 replace the pump warranty or not. As Medicare then becomes the responsible
party for the warranty replacement.

"You dropped that sucker where?  How did that happen?"


At 08:21 AM 2/3/2005, Rowe, Kelly wrote:
>My insurance company is balking at paying their relatively small
>contribution for purchasing a new pump because they know I have one that is
>still in service.  The reimbursement specialist that is working on my case
>will attempt to convince the insurance company that because my 508 is over
>years old and out of warranty it should be replaced.  We'll see how that
>I'm curious how other insurers handle this situation.  What has been your
>experience when upgrading your pump?
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