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Re: [IP] how to get 100 % reimbursement: question, not answer :)

 I think in most cases pumps are classified as Durable Medical Equipment. And
most insurance companies cover that at 80%.
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: ruth jennison <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Date:  Tue, 23 Sep 2003 21:16:32 -0400

>Hi there all,
>Here's an insurance question. My insurance has agreed to 80%-- which is how 
>they cover my prescriptions. Seems to me that the pump is qualitatively 
>different than a prescription, and might be classified more like a surgery 
>or other invasive procedure, which they cover at 100%. Has anyone had luck 
>getting their insurance to reimburse the full 100%?  If so, what arguments 
>did you use? Just a poor graduate student posing the question ;)
>As always, thanks in advance for any replies.
>Ruth Jennison
>English Dept.
>University of California, Berkeley
>320 Wheeler Hall
>Berkeley, California
>tel. 510-666-0560
>Left Turn
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