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RE: [IP] Coverage for pump education classes



I would not start pumping before you are trained.  Figuring out the pump
itself is easy -however - you must discuss the bolis and basel rates you
will use.  It could be very dangereous to do this on your own.

			Sam!

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000 email @ redacted wrote:

> 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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		               Samantha Rohwer
		             email @ redacted	
		   	      AOL IM - Sammyr369
		  <a href="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~welchs">
		    http://www.u.arizona.edu/~welchs </a>

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		     when the rest of the world walks out."
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