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Re: [IP] Pumps can be replaced when they die?

We've had several different insurance companies in the ten years since my son
Dan's diagnosis.  The pump was considered durable medical goods by all of
them.  All of them except our current one considered the pump supplies as
durable medical goods as well. Our current BCBS regards the pump as DMG but
supplies as pharmacy, which means we have a hefty copay for them.

--- On Mon, 7/11/11, email @ redacted <email @ redacted> wrote:

From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Pumps can be replaced when they die?
To: email @ redacted
Cc: email @ redacted
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 9:45 PM

 I just got of good insurance ( first time EVER ) - i was sure they covered
'durable medical equipment' and opted for a higher insurance plan bc of this-
does the actual pump fall under that I wonder / i hope ?? If so I have 100 %
coverage- I hope this is the case...esp bc I have been paying out of pocket
so many years I deserve a break...

Leigh Blackistone
email @ redacted
404 . 644 . 4737

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth Blake" <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 9:38:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Pumps can be replaced when they die?

---- Original Message -----

> From: Laura Shapiro <email @ redacted>
 > OK, I think it was Jan H. who mentioned that some insurance co.s will
> pumps when they die.
> Apparently this is true.
> My HMO called and said they will replace my Ping when the current one is no
> longer functioning, no matter what the time frame is past the warranty
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