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UHC Approving Medtronic Minimed 530G

Two weeks ago I posted about the whole denial and approval process of my Minimed 530G system and was asked by Mike Hoskins if this is typical for all insurers or just UHC? I do not have information about the other insurers, but I was told by Medtronic that UHC is now approving requests for the Minimed 530G with Enlite.

Here is a statement from Medtronic:

“There was a period of time where UHC was not covering MiniMed 530G with Enlite. However, this has recently changed. If you know anyone in the community who experienced similar coverage issues with UHC, feel free to let them know UHC is now approving MiniMed 530G for people who meet their criteria.”

So, if you have been denied before with UHC, please reach out again and see if your luck has changed.

2 thoughts on “UHC Approving Medtronic Minimed 530G

  1. Glad UHC is approving the 530G as an option for those who want it. Wonder why they didn’t, if it was just “too new” (using that term loosely, given it’s Sept. 30 approval and early 2014 launch…) or not yet test-driven by those making claims for it. Anyhow, good to know. Hope any other insurers following that train of thought, look at this and follow suit. Thanks for following up, Chris!

    1. Would be great to know why they changed their minds, but I’ve come to a conclusion that sometimes they just do what they feel like doing when they wake up that morning!

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