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Re: [IP] Medicare



I have a MM pump and receive MM pump supplies direct from MiniMed. Have been 
on Medicare for quite some time with no problem. They deal direct with each 
other.
Phyllis
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Francesca Alfino" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare


> Hi Peter,
> I was a MM pumper and got caught up in Animas and MM wanting to push me 
> off to
> CCS or Liberty or some other third party.  The problem was that those 
> third
> parties were not associated with my secondary insurance which is UHC and 
> it was
> going to cost a boatload more money to use the third parties.   I do not 
> deal
> well with stress.  It truly sends my bgs through the roof.  This was very
> stressful.  I also had a time constraint as in my UHC  deductible was met 
> for
> last year and it was Dec  and my MM pump had an intermittent pump motor. 
> It
> was older and I was getting no errors or alarms or insulin every few
> days.....not fun.
>
>
> I finally got United Health Care to call MM and Animas and explain that 
> their
> association to the pump companies....  The first United rep thought 
> everything
> was set up.  But until we were all on the same phone call and I had a 
> specific
> name, it wasnt. My pump came directly from Animas and my supplies future 
> should
> too. It took 3 UHC calls but it appears to be good now. I think Animas and 
> MM
> just did not want to deal with Medicare directly.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Thanks,
> Francesca 
.
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