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Re: [IP] pump supply company?

Safieh Saib,
    It doesn't matter that you have United Healtcare, it's what your (or
spouse's) employer's contract with them says that counts, and what state in
which the contract is issued.  Do you have a copy of your insurance
contract?  If so, what does it say about "diabetic supplies"?  Probably the
best thing would be to start calling the pump manufacturers so they can
check out the insurance situation.   Some of the advertised supply places
may deal with your insurance, but be careful that they don't say "yes", then
require you to sign a payment guarantee, then after delivery tell you the
insurance won't pay so you have to cough up the money.
Hubby has United Healthcare,too, as a secondary to Medicare, but his
employer's contract (out of NYS) requires the use of National Diabetic
Pharmacy for all diabetic supplies (except insulin which is covered under
the prescription plan portion) for coverage.  Do have to say NDP has been
the greatest with calling to check what he needs, getting things out right
away, and contacting MD when an increase in supplies has been necessary.
They supplied his pump (contract required this),did all the paperwork for it
saving his endo and CDE a ton of work, have a pump department with CDE's
some of whom pump so are an additional resource for him.
Marj; Mike; and "Ace, the PP" (portable pancreas)

"Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 19:35:26
From: "safieh saib" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] pump supply company?

Hello. I have United Healthcare and am trying to find a contracted
company from which to get my D pump supplies. United keeps giving me
companies that don't have pump supplies. Anybody have a good company to
work with that is contracted with united? thanks."

safieh saib
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