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Re: [IP] Re: Disgusted with Medtronic



Pam you summed it up well and stated it well.

> On March 7, 2018 at 4:56 PM Pam Brown wrote:
> 
> 
 > Yes, the problem is with Medicare. Unfortunately the reason Medicare makes
 > everyone go through such hoops (30 days of logs, endo visits every 3 months,
 > etc.) is because of the billions of dollars Medicare (i.e., taxpayers) lose
each
 > year due to fraud. DME, especially test strips, are one of the prime fraud
 > targets. All those strips and sensors, etc., from eBay and Amazon marketplace
 > are likely black market supplies that the seller got from Medicare. In fact
on
 > another forum people were saying that the strips they bought from Amazon
sellers
 > came with a label on them that said Medicare. That is illegal and is
insurance
>     fraud, in this case Medicare fraud.
> 
>     Besides the cost to taxpayers, the other result is that we have all these
 > hoops and frustrations trying to get our supplies. I'm sure Medtronic is
extra
 > cautious because they're so big that they're more likely to be audited than a
 > smaller supplier. Also different regions of the country have different
Medicare
 > administrative contractors (MACs) who are the ones responsible for processing
 > the claims, enforcing the Medicare rules, etc. Some of these MACs have
stricter
 > requirements than others, so your experience partly depends on where you
live.
>     Pam
> 
>     Sent from my iPad
>     > On Mar 7, 2018, at 9:09 AM, insulin-pumpers-digest
>     wrote:
> 
 > > > John, I agree. Medicare has been enforcing rules for obtaining pump
supplies
 > > and requiring more physical documentation to be given by suppliers. May be
> >         picking on the larger companies.
 > > What I have just experienced is Medicare wouldnb t let Medtronic send my
 > > supplies without a copy of my 30 day log. My Endocrinologist only downloads
2
 > > weeks at every 90 day visit. They wouldnb t supply Medtronic with my logs.
My
> > 
 > > > > eyesight is low. Written logs look almost unreadable. Medtronic helped
me to
>     get
> 
>         > > my logs and will send my supplies.
> >         I am 79 and long term user of Medtronic pump supplies.
> >         Sent from my iPhone
> >         Phyllis
> > 
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