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RE: [IP] Coverage for pump education classes



Here's a side question to the education coverage issue:  Would it be advisable for an experienced MDI diabetic to start pumping prior to receiving formal training, assuming that they have studied all the materials supplied with the pump?

I have my pump and am anxious to start using it, but I'm waiting to hear from the rep about getting trained.

Blake
T1 30 years, MM 508, waiting for training

In a message dated Wed, 28 Jun 2000  2:56:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Melissa Howell" <email @ redacted> writes:

<< I have Cigna also. They didn't tell me till after I received the pump that
they only cover 90%.  I don't know much about insurance companies so I
didn't fight it.  Minimed offered me the class but I take it.  Have your
doctor right a letter of medical necessity that you take the class in order
to use the pump to its full extent.
Melissa

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Samantha C. Rohwer
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 4:23 PM
To: 'email @ redacted'
Subject: Re: [IP] Coverage for pump education classes


That was one thing that my insurance didn't give me problems with.  What
have they told you?

        Sam!

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Carroll, Chris R wrote:

> Has anyone gotten their insurance to pay for the pump education classes
> associated with initially "going on" the pump?  My insurance company as
been
> giving me all sorts of trouble (CIGNA).
>
> Chris
>
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