What do you have to do to get a new pump and have medicare pay for it after warranty expires? My mouth is watering for the 530G and enlite sensor system due to get through the FDA next year. My insurance company will pay for the sensors if medicare provides the new pump.
talk to your endo & minimed. i also would love that pump when & if it's available & medicare pays for it.
My mother uses a pump and has already found out that to upgrade your pump on medicare you have to have had the pump for 5 years --or one year past the warranty expiration. Hope this helps.
Medicare/Medicare Advantage will pay for the new pump with an order from you physician or Diabetologist/Endocrinologist and Prior Authorization from Medicare or your Medicare Advantage insurance plan. Unfortunately, Medicare/Medicare Advantage do not cover CGM stating that CGM is advisory only and not diagnostic.
I have a Medicare Advantage provided Medtronics Paradigm Revel pump with One Touch UltraLink meter.
OOoooohhh! have you heard a time frame yet?
As late as the end of next year. However, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is strongly lobbying the fda and hopes that the approval will come as early as the end of this year.
medicare is waiting till i drop dead then they'll cover what i need now to stay well...zxcvbnmhftuhf...;(