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Online Ordering & Insurance?
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Question 
Does anyone have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan?

How does it work to order supplies from an on-line DME? Do you go ahead and make the purchase and then submit a claim for reimbursement?

Lamb
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And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Scott—Marmion. L’Envoy. To the Reader.

Diagnosed with OSA September 2014
AHI=18
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(11-10-2014, 07:15 PM)Lambsydoats Wrote: Does anyone have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan?

How does it work to order supplies from an on-line DME? Do you go ahead and make the purchase and then submit a claim for reimbursement?

Lamb



Be very careful. I did that with another company, and my insurance denied my claim, because it was not an in network provider. I appealed their decision, but it took me 3 months to finally get reimbursed.
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(11-10-2014, 07:15 PM)Lambsydoats Wrote: How does it work to order supplies from an on-line DME? Do you go ahead and make the purchase and then submit a claim for reimbursement?

Lamb
You get your supplies from the DME who supply the machines. If your insurance follow Medicare replacement schedules:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...6_Medicare

Check with your insurance, in most cases on-line purchases are not covered
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#4
First you have to see if your insurance will reimburse you. If they will, then you pay out of pocket, submit the claim, and hope you get reimbursed for at least part of it. No online DME that we know of accepts insurance. It would be impossible for them to.

If you are talking about filing a claim for a machine, you will find that your reimbursement is not going to be very much. Others who have looked into it have said it was cheaper to buy outright from Supplier #2.
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#5
I recently found an online supplier that is in my insurane plan and others. Ill find the supplier and send you guys a pm.
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