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Re: [IPu] (Fwd) FW: Disetronic cartridges and infusion sets on Governmen
The Disetronic consumables are considered a prosthetic device which is why
they can be claimed from private health insurers (they are on a schedule,
just as pumps are; this has been a very recent addition to prosthetic
lists, and the Disetronic consumables have a particular prosthetic device
number which is now theoretically covered. The Minimed consumables do NOT
have such a number yet, so there is little point in trying to claim the
Disetronic cannulas can be used with Minimed pumps (and vice versa), but
they are a bit different and have to be inserted manually (no "Sof-serter
or similar). I think you'll find Minimed consumables also are added to the
schedule in the near future. Bear in mind, however, that as far as I know,
only one Disetronic patient has been successful in this endeavour (a Qld
patient will be trying it next month) - I am unsure where they reside - and
to obtain these consumables you must be given them whilst in hospital as a
private patient (just like with a pump). I believe you only need to be in
there for a half day or so, but again, I don't think this has really been
So don't go jumping the gun *just* yet.
At 05:30 PM 15/04/2003, you wrote:
>Thanks for your reply. I use a minimed too. I apologise for my ignorance but:
>Do the disetronic fit minimed? Do they not have QR? If Disetronic is claimable
>why isn't minimed? But I think I might take up your suggestion and try putting
>in a claim on my health fund anyway (for minimed!?). Can't hurt!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Alan Reed
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [IPu] (Fwd) FW: Disetronic cartridges and infusion sets on
> I would expect that the normal 'hospital cover' should be all that you
> require. I would suggest that you should submit your last invoice for
> infusion sets and cartridges and see what happens. Unfortunately for me I
> use the MiniMed pump which is not waterproof thus I am locked into their QR
> disconnect sets.
> By the way neither of the local pump suppliers are members of IP-AUS.
> Alan Reed Admin.
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