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MikeU replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. They are not in business to "take care of their customers" any more than Dexcom or Wal-Mart. The insurance business in its entirety is at least as evil as any other business."
Feb 11, 2013
MikeU replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Such is life with healthcare in the US. I recently had blood work done - coded as 4 or 5 different tests. The "price" was listed as nearly $600. The cost to my insurance company was about $60. My 10% copay was about $6. Healthcare…"
Feb 11, 2013
Theo replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Your pic displays the billed amount which is usually a high amount which has nothing to do with the actual paid amount by the insurance company. The actual paid amount varies depending on the agreement with the insurance company, in my case it was…"
Feb 11, 2013
Jeff Dempsey replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"You mean these technologies that we have been clamoring for, and Dexcom had to: 1. Invent it at risk to the company and investors 2. Get it through the testing process, so no one would be harmed by the technology, and it did what they intended it to…"
Dec 18, 2012
English lady replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Please excuse me interrupting but I just saw your insurance claim and am staggered by the mark-up! I have to self-fund G4 in UK as it's not available on our NHS yet but paid the equivalent of under $2,000 for exactly the same as you have…"
Dec 18, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Glad to hear that Mary! Well, I often wondered about that same thing when it comes to insurance. But, the problem really isn't the insurance company, it's the manufactures that set these outrageous prices for these technologies. Insurances…"
Dec 17, 2012
Mary replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"I spoke with my rep and found out that since I got my 7+ in September everything will be covered under my old contract. My cost for a new transmitter will be around $35. I guess it all depends on your insurance.When are they going to realize that…"
Dec 16, 2012
Amy replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Its ridiculous on how much I have to pay up front. I wrote about it in the post I made. I emailed my rep to see if we can start over how much will it be."
Dec 16, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"OMG!!! They don't have some kind of patient assistance program or something? That's like having no insurance at all @ those rates."
Dec 16, 2012
Amy replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"it depends on your insurance. I recently updated my post that I have in regards to the dexcom. I'll have to pay over 3000 for it to begin a new one and about 460 a month for the sensors."
Dec 16, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Fortunately, I have met my deductible, so it is fully paid for by my insurance. However, be cause it's so expensive, I wind up waiting towards the end of the year to get one (until I meet my deductible). -Yogi"
Dec 13, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Now, do you know what the messed up part is? When I thought my dexcom was faulty, and I refused to give my credit card as security for an exchange, they said that I would be billed $200 for a new receiver! Huh???????? It's all a racket girl!…"
Dec 13, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
Dec 13, 2012
Mary replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks, I am waiting for my rep to respond to me. I think what will be best for me is to wait until the warranty on my 7+ is up in September 2013 to get the G4. Have to see if it will still be free then. I hope so."
Dec 13, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"MegaMinxX, I checked the billing for what my insurance paid for on the transmitter, and it was about $1500+ Not sure if that was a contract rate or the full price. The sensors were about 750 a box (something like that). Not sure if they would honor…"
Dec 13, 2012
Mary replied to Mary's discussion 'Transmitter replacement cost' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thank ypu. I know it is a waiting game on the insurance. I hope and pray it lasts 1 year. Other wise my husband is going to go crazy on me."
Dec 12, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
help with Dexcom
Date diagnosed
February 22, 1967
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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At 2:55am on September 25, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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At 6:07am on September 24, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

At 4:48am on September 24, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Mary...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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