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Re: [IP] Re: Ruth Elowitz
carol, BCBS of Maryland would only pay 80% with my policy. That should
have left me with a $1000 bill from Minimed, but when I talked to Minimed
they did some finagaling to reduce the price to me. Don't ask how. So I
only ended up owing them only $500. The pump people know they will sell
more if individuals don't have to pay so much out of pocket. Ask them
about that "option."
<<From: "Wilson, Carol" <email @ redacted>
> Insurance companies suck... i also have blue cross and they finally
> decided to
> pay for my pump(this was three almost four years ago) but they kept
> up the paper work because minimed is in a different state. you'd think
> were speaking in alien to some of these people.
Seems BCBS has done the same with my pump. I nearly fainted when I
got the bill for 30% of the pump price! They informed me up front that it
was covered at 90% which left me responsible for only 10% of the purchase
price. I called them last week and they indicated something about
Disetronic being in a different state and it must have been filed
incorrectly. They indicated they'd call me back in a few days. That was a
week ago and still no call from them. I hate insurance companies!!!! They
really know how to elevate a person's blood pressure, huh?
Type 1 - 21+ yrs.
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