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... I have been in contact with Medtronics several times and have even sent them a copy of the the email from my PM where he states his problem with Medicare and is forced to remove patient pumps. ... (20 replies)
... Ive had a pump since 03 or 04, I had the firs one changed out at the 7 year mark which is standard with medtronics pumps, My doc doesn't let them die before he replaces them. ... (9 replies)
... I joined Humana Gold this year. Wish I had done it my first year of disability. ... (5 replies)

Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 30, 2009
... You have been a great source of information on pain management for everyone. ... (20 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 29, 2009
... to pay for the pain pump refills. ... (20 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 26, 2009
... I failed to mentioned I had the pain pump implant while I was on COBRA from my employer's insurance plan. ... (20 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 15, 2009
... or myself will not have to pay any out of pocket expense. ... (20 replies)
... going to call Medicare to ask all your questions and see if there is something Medicare can do to discuss the problem with my PM so he will continue providing my pump refills. ... (20 replies)
... Has anyone else on this board been advised by their PM that due to Medicare not paying for the cost of pain medication, the PM has advised you either you will have to find a new PM who will refill their pain pump or have the pain pump removed? ... (20 replies)
... I have a few ? ... (10 replies)
... So, I understand the .5 mgs dilaudid to start is for safety reasons. I just didn't know how much they set the pumps to deliver and when. Guess that's all part of the titration process. I also thought that the fentanyl from the patches attach to most all the receptors in the body and they also pass the brain barrier. ... (16 replies)
... I don't have a pain pump, but I do have Medicare and looked into it several years ago. ... (6 replies)
... I have a Medtronic Pain Pump that gives me morphine right into my spinal fluid. I am at level 8. ... (2 replies)
... ate compared to your situation. I've gone through withdrawal twice in the last 10 years to switch and am on Methadone right now plus break through percocet, and a muscle relaxant for the back spasms in general, flexiril sp? ... (9 replies)
... Dave, I am so glad you have had long term success with the pump . Gives me long term hope. And regarding the addicts. ... (8 replies)
... I kind of doubt an addict would give up control and the abuse of the meds to a programmed pump that cant be altered. ... (8 replies)
Pain Pump?
Aug 10, 2011
... Ive had great luck with my pump. I can't imagine any ethical doc implanting a pump without first doing a tiral. This can be done several ways, either in patient over several days or with single injections into the epidural space. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, a pain pump is an extreme case. You are far from that. The pump is typically reserved for those who have tried many other therapies and have failed. Additionally, the pump is good for specific site pain.... ... (20 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 30, 2009
... Hi L5, I'm glad your able to give dilaudid a try, The only time coverage of meds was an issue was whan I tried to investigate it prior to having my implant. ... (20 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 15, 2009
... I received a letter from Medicare today which outlines the amount of reimbursement for compounded medications for pain pumps. ... (20 replies)

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