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RE: $4500 for this ??
(03-18-2013 10:00 AM)Labrat0116 Wrote:  
(03-18-2013 07:58 AM)Shastzi Wrote:  For me, money does talk. It says: "Good Bye!"

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No doubt!

I "may" be in luck. That DME was NOT in my Insurance's Network. I'm hoping to get a machine through a Network Provider. Hopefully, there will be no out of pocket costs. Cool

The more likely scenario is that the insurance will kick in a major portion of the cost and you will be left with a small (not $4,500.00) copay.

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03-18-2013 08:46 PM
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Post: #32
RE: $4500 for this ??
(03-18-2013 10:00 AM)Labrat0116 Wrote:  
(03-18-2013 07:58 AM)Shastzi Wrote:  For me, money does talk. It says: "Good Bye!"

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No doubt!

I "may" be in luck. That DME was NOT in my Insurance's Network. I'm hoping to get a machine through a Network Provider. Hopefully, there will be no out of pocket costs. Cool

I found the Ministry of Health (sounds Orwellian and to a point it is) guidelines and for a new VPAP they would pay in Canadian, $3333.33 I kid you not. So anything above that would be my responsibility.
03-19-2013 11:35 AM
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Post: #33
RE: $4500 for this ??
(03-18-2013 11:39 AM)PollCat Wrote:  
(03-18-2013 10:00 AM)Labrat0116 Wrote:  Hopefully, there will be no out of pocket costs. Cool

Highly unlikely unless you are old enough to be on Medicare.
After several more hours of research, this appears to be the case. I'm liable for 20% of the costs. Seems most local DMEs are reluctant to give out their bottom dollar cost on the machines as well.

It's all about soaking the Insurance companies for all the can get.

aka G-R-E-E-D.
03-19-2013 11:57 AM
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Post: #34
RE: $4500 for this ??
Actually the Insurance companies are the ones soaking US.

Rule #1 in business.

Insurance companies *never lose money*.

Rule #2.
If you see an example where the above is not true, see Rule #1.

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03-19-2013 12:32 PM
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Post: #35
RE: $4500 for this ??
Also true of medical equipment suppliers and providers. They live on an island. The rest of us have put up with stock market crashes, devalued IRA's, unemployment, bailouts, higher taxes, and so on.

Through it all the medical equipment suppliers and providers have continued to prosper on their isolated island.

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03-19-2013 03:49 PM
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RE: $4500 for this ??
Should we storm the island with sythes, pitchforks and torches?

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03-19-2013 04:17 PM
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RE: $4500 for this ??
I wish we could!

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03-19-2013 07:45 PM
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Says Ohio. Rgiht under his name and c-pap info.
03-20-2013 03:43 PM
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Post: #39
RE: $4500 for this ??
I may get lucky soon..... Might be able to obtain the equipment through the VA with no out-of-pocket costs. The wheels are turning ever so slowly.
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03-22-2013 12:36 PM
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RE: $4500 for this ??
Hang in there Labrat. Sooner or later your ship will come in. Wink

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