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8/15/2000

HCFA Coverage of Insulin Infusion Pumps

Cheryl A. Thompson

As of April 1, the Health Care Financing Administration will cover the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps for Medicare beneficiaries. Medical documentation of the device's necessity must be submitted with the claim. For more information, including the billing and applicable diagnostic codes, go to www.hcfa.gov/pubforms/transmit/AB998660.htm.