Scott's Blog – April 2009 Archive (3)

It has arrived...

Welp, got my CGMS system from Medtronic today... now to find out when the Medtronic CDE can train me



I'm looking forward to it, not so much for the hypo warnings, but for the trending information it will provide.



Using Symlin, I've found out that I need to do things differently if I'm say at 90 and trending downward than I do if I am trending upward or am stable. Sometimes I just have to guess what is actually going on, sometimes I'm right, sometimes wrong.



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Added by Scott on April 30, 2009 at 4:11pm — 6 Comments

CHUCKtheBETES

that is all

Added by Scott on April 23, 2009 at 8:39pm — 2 Comments

More approval... must be something in the air

Well, after a battle with Coventry Healthcare of Kansas, I received a phone call today telling me that my appeal had been approved and that I would be able to get coverage for a CGMS. I may be the first person that Coventry has approved for such device.



What I really learned tho, is how an appeal process really works.



When you appeal, Coventry (and maybe other companies)will ONLY send the information that you include in the appeal. It is up to the reviewing doctor then to… Continue

Added by Scott on April 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

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