lvad dressing kitsWed, 02/23/2022 - 2:08PM
I've had a lvad since 1/16/2019. My issue is medicare keeps denying my lavd dressing kit costs. As of January 2020 (finally got out of hospital) I require a dressing change everyday because of drainage at the driveline site due to pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. I have been in and out of hospital for the entire year of 2020 due to this infection. Surgeons have finally gotten things under control, driveline relocation, removing bacteria from chest, scraping bacteria from driveline, and wrapping drive line with muscle tissue. Now infection only exists at driveline exit site. I will be on lifelong suppressive therapy due to this infection. Another issue is medicare has recently denied my battery change out. I have medicare part A & B and a unitedhealthcare advantage plan part G. Does anyone else have these insurance issue?