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Re: [IP] Medicare and pump rental.



Hugh sigh.

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, wrote:

> Why would anyone want to "rent" an insulin pump?  I'd chanmge over to  MM,
> they (or as I undersatnd it), "exchange" their pumps every few years to a
> newer model.  Not sure about any costs incurred by anyone.  I received
>  mine
> in Jan 12, it was from the V.A. but wheni do call for any assistance they
> remind me that it is still under their policy until 15 so I'd have to talk
> to
> my  provide about getting an updated one.  Now that I'm using SSI  the VA
> has no financial bearing on it I get everything free from MM/medicare. No
> bills,  no co pays no hassle, evry month I get what I need, senors, strips
>  resv quik sets..etc. Been since March 13. I don't even need tocall or
> submit
> a  request for a refill.
>
> Happy Holidays to all
>
>
> In a message dated 12/13/2013 11:28:46 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> email @ redacted <javascript:;> writes:
>
> Try  thinking about the rental process as making payments on a car or
> house.
> The  "rental" was the same for me when I got my cpap. Once the assigned
> cost
> for  the device was reached via " rental fees and insurance copays" it was
> done  and I owned the  device.
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