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Re: Re: [IP] Minimed Supply Billing Issue



I have insurance through an HMO and am able to order supplies directly from MM.  I think they get the approval from the supplier, but I never have to do anything after I call MM.
> 
> From: RoseLea <email @ redacted>
> Date: 2002/07/22 Mon PM 03:04:51 CDT
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Minimed Supply Billing Issue
> 
> >When sending in an information request, it got lost or delayed because all 
> >of their new customer contacts seem to be going through third party 
> >companies who are contracting for MM. I never directly spoke to ANYONE 
> >from MM, which made me really uncomfortable. It would seem that they are 
> >contracting supply services to outsiders as well.
> 
> I call Minimed direct when I order my infusion supplies and they bill my 
> insurance.  Part of the previous person's post may have something to do 
> with the fact that she has HMO insurance, maybe?  Some HMO's require a 
> specific "approved" supplier for  supplies.  For example, my sister has an 
> HMO and she has to purchase her test strips from a supplier who's 
> contracted with her HMO.  She can't buy them on her own and can only get 
> the brand this supplier provides.  She has NO choice in the matter. YMMV.
> 
> RoseLea
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Sean, pump mom of Jake, 9, dx 07/01, pumping since 01/02
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