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CDT and Insurance

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:58 pm
by JacquieC
Do most insurances cover CDT or is it something that they see as an "alternative medicine" type treatment?

I am new to all this so please forgive me.

I called to see if my if and what my insurance will cover and the rep said that bandaging and compression stockings are considered "durable equipment" and are not covered. HUH?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:20 pm
by joanne johnson
Hi Jacquie,

It is not uncommom for ins. companies not to cover durable equipment. Unfortunately, I never had an insurance company which would cover any type of lymphedema supplies such as bandages, stockings etc. I guess they think we are all "wealthy" if we have this condition! :(

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:35 am
by JacquieC
As I said I am new to this and I am just beside myself as to WHY they consider it "durable equipment".....I mean bandages, compression hose, etc are part of treating the condition right? Does that mean they would consider the compression pump "durable equipment" too....but yet they would cover hospitalization for infection and not the preventitive.
After 10 yrs of being with the same insurance company my hubbys company decided to switch this year to cut cost for them and supposedly the employees, well we all know how that works right. Its bull crap.
You can bet the owner of his company doesnt have the same crappy coverage for him and his family........ok, I am going off on a tangent here and need to BREATHE.....oyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy veyyyyyyyyyyyyy