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Re: [IP] Medicare coverage of pump supplies/insulin



These are some of the facts I included in my appeals.

On 2/4/14 4:53 PM, Jan Chait wrote:
> Is a working pancreas medically necessary? Just wondering, since you can
> most closely mimic a pancreas using a pump. Do they know that a pump is the
> gold standard of care? Have they ever heard of the DCCT trials and what it
> says about pumps? Do they know that a pump and good control can save them a
> pile of money they'd otherwise have to pay for complications?
>
> Just asking.
>
> Jan and Elvis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Anne Koch
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:45 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Medicare coverage of pump supplies/insulin
>
> Any suggestions from those of you who have been struggling to get your
> pump supplies and the insulin for your pump covered by
> Medicare Part B?
>
> I have been retired for over a year and initially Medicare Part B
> covered the cost of my insulin pump supplies and the insulin for my
> pump.  Now I am told that the insulin pump is "not medically
> necessary".  I have completed two appeals with Medicare regarding this
> situation but without success.  I have used a pump for 13 years.
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