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Re: [IP] Medicare pump supply question



When I got my first pump back in 2000, my insurance covered batteries.  As
the years went by and I had to change insurance companies, they no longer
covered batteries.  I do not use lithium batteries in my pump'  but I would
assume that companies follow Medicare guidelines and vice versa.

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 2:11 PM, SM Beggs <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> According to Edgepark Medical, batteries for an insulin infusion pump are
> no longer covered by traditional Medicare (with a supplement).    They are
> bad enough to deal with, send items I don't order and have messed up nearly
> every order, but I am not sure where to go to find out if the battery issue
> is true.    My Animas VIBE uses lithium batteries so if I should be
> receiving them it would help with my medical expenses.
>
> I'm calling Byram in the morning so I can hopefully get set up with them
> for my supplies but was still curious about the battery question.
>
> Shirley, diag. age 5, 1954, Animas pumps for 13 years
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