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Re: [IP] Minimed Pathway, upgrading to GGMS question



No, you will get just what is left on yout current pump. Cynthia

On 5/21/08, Elizabeth Blake <email @ redacted> wrote:
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> --- On Wed, 5/21/08, Cynthia VanDenBerge <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > I do not know of any insurance company that will cover the
> > cost to upgrade
> > before the warranty is up.  Of course there may be a plan
> > out there that I
> > have not heard of.  I was in a similar, tiomewise, as you
> > are and I opted to
> > pay to upgrade prior to warranty being up.  It was $699 and
> > then, once they
> > receive your old pump they will credit $400 back to your
> > account.  So, you
> > are paying $299 for 2 years of a warantied pump.  Then, it
> > will go out of
> > warranty.  Now my insurance will then pay for me to upgrade
> > aqain at that
> > time to a brand new fully covered pump (whatever new stuff
> > will be
> > available).
> > The start-up sensor pack which includes your transmitter,
> > 10 sensore,
> > charger and inserter are part of this kit.  I had to pay
> > $86 for this, but
> > my next sensor order did not cost me a dime (great
> > insurance).. Cynthia
>
> When you upgrade, do they add an extra year of warranty? You mentioned
> paying
> $299 for 2 years of a warrantied pump. I have just under one year left on
> my
> 715, because I got it at the very end of April 2005. If Minimed is willing
> to
> tack an extra year on the warranty for the cost of the upgrade, that might
> make
> me decide to go for it.
>
> With my insurance I have not had to pay a penny out of pocket for any pump
> costs (except the logbooks, which I like to use). From what the Minimed rep
> &
> nurse told me, I would probably have to pay for the Pathway upgrade but
> nothing
> for the CGMS kit. I'm going to call the sales rep in my area tomorrow and
> find
> out what I'd have to do. I see my CDE at the end of June so I have time to
> think
> about it.
>
> --
> Liz
> Type 1 dx 4/1987
> Minimed 715 5/2005
> .
.
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