AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Whys doesn’t Medicare cover the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump?  I sure wish it was covered. Cathy diabeteshealth.com Subscriber Dear Cathy, Medicare has their own formula for calculating what is medically necessary for medical devices, which they classify as “Durable Medical Equipment” also known as DME. Insulin pumps and blood glucose meters are classified as medically necessary under the Medicare DME coverage. Medication like insulin for

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High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

By Jay Hancock The Affordable Care Act made it through its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising odds for its survival but by no means ending the legal and political assaults on it’s five years after it became law. The 6-3 ruling, a major win for the White House, stopped a challenge that would have erased tax-credit subsidies in at least 34

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US Hospitals Lacking When It Comes to Infection Protocols

Most of us don’t expect to face a life-threatening infection when we’re being treated at a hospital. But according to a new study, the most comprehensive of its kind for the last three decades, it’s a very real possibility. The study by researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York found that even when hospitals have policies in place to prevent infections

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