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Re: [IP] Pumps advertised

Alecia Wesner wrote:

> <<<<<<From: Lurline <email @ redacted>
> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 12:07:36 -0700
> Thank you dear for your concern about an insurance
> company but, they do pay for
> so many claims that are no more than fraud I can
> understand your worries.
> I paid the paid for the pump with my own money and did
> not receive any form of
> welfare for it.>>>>>
> Actually, when I decided to go onto the pump, I found
> out that IF my insurance approved it and the supplies
> (which had to be submitted well in advance)then they
> would NOT cover me if I decided to back to
> shots...kinda all or nothing.  Although you paid for
> your pump on your own, you might want to find out
> about the supplies issue.  If you have been approved
> for pump supply coverage, you should look into it
> IMMEDIATELY!!!  If your supply of syringes runs-out,
> you might have some problems with the insurance
> coverage because in their system you have been
> approved for the pump and its supplies.
> Conversely, if your insurance is unaware of your
> obtaining a pump, even if you policy says it covers
> pump supplies, you may be subject to a review board
> that has the ability to deny your claim due too
> insufficient need (as my insurance company did to me!)
>  If this is the case, it can be a VERY long process to
> get them to change their mind.
> Regrettably, insurance companies don't want to pay for
> indecisiveness.  In my situation, I had a "loaner"
> pump for 3 weeks so that IF I wanted to change back to
> shots, I wouldn't be in insurance limbo.
> look before you leap.
> -Alecia
> Thanks for the information.  I don't have insurance that is why I paid
> for the pump just as I do the syringes, Insulin etc.  Unlike those of you
> who have insurance I just have to write a check.

>From what I can see and what I hear it is just a lot more simple to pay
cash or check and then you don't have to have the hassle of an insurance

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