Ok, so as happy as I am about the fact that I'm getting a pump . . . I didn't realize it would be so expensive! I mean, I kinda figured that was why it was so important to get the insurance company to actually approve me. If I could afford all these out-of-pocket costs, I coulda just paid for it all myself!
So I'm kind of wondering how normal my coverage is? Please weigh in! My insurance is covering a straight 80% of all pump costs. This means that I have to pay $1150 for my pump, which includes $120 for my first set of supplies. The Animas rep says that the supplies technically come as a 90-day supply but can last longer (up to 4 months) depending on user habits.
I was expecting the fees for the supplies, but I wasn't expecting such a high start-up cost for the pump itself. Is this normal? I don't know why but I thought we were expected to pay our copay for the supplies but that the insurance company pretty much covered the pump. Am I dreaming?
3 days ago