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Medicare changes--can't get mask--Youre next
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me 50. You present simple solutions to a complex problem. Medicare is my network supplier. My supplemental insurance is from the job I retired from and will not pay for anything if Medicare does not approve it first. If I go to a medicare advantage plan I lose the supplemental insurance which for most things is much better than any currently offered medicare advantage plan and is also free at this point. If my mask is approved by medicare it is paid for 100% by the two plans.
Medicare would approve my mask but my DME is refusing to supply it. At this point I have gone on line and ordered a mask. I am going to try to change to another Medicare approved DME but they require that my current one send the information. My supplemental insurance is the one who informed me that many suppliers once they have been approved and have a monopoly in an area for medicare reduce the number and type of supplies to maximize profits.
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Don't forget to give your Congress critters hell every time you get screwed by Medicare. Nothing will change unless you do.
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(02-19-2014, 02:05 AM)andora3 Wrote: me 50. You present simple solutions to a complex problem. Medicare is my network supplier. My supplemental insurance is from the job I retired from and will not pay for anything if Medicare does not approve it first. If I go to a medicare advantage plan I lose the supplemental insurance which for most things is much better than any currently offered medicare advantage plan and is also free at this point. If my mask is approved by medicare it is paid for 100% by the two plans.
Medicare would approve my mask but my DME is refusing to supply it. At this point I have gone on line and ordered a mask. I am going to try to change to another Medicare approved DME but they require that my current one send the information. My supplemental insurance is the one who informed me that many suppliers once they have been approved and have a monopoly in an area for medicare reduce the number and type of supplies to maximize profits.

I don't know why you would lose a supplemental plan if you get off of straight medicare and go to an advantage plan but that can't be done this year so not going to explore that one right now.

There is the option of ordering in network from the mail order accepted suppliers so you don't have to pay out of pocket.

As always, we post our thoughts and what the OP does with it is definitely up to them. I hope you find a solution that will help you long term.
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No problems here in Vermont. Got my heated hose and a new Simplus full face mask which seems to leak almost as much as the Quattro Air.
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