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  • 1.  Birth Control Devices

    Posted 28 days ago

    We have a lot of birth control devices (Nexplanon's, Mirena's, Paragards, etc.)., that we ordered for patients (via pharmacy benefit), that the patients never came in for placement for. These devices were paid for by the patients' insurance, but the patients for whatever reason decided not to get the device placed. Our clinic was asking if we would be allowed to use those devices for other patients, those who can't afford them or have insurance that does not them, as long as we get consent from the patient the device was initially intended for. I am wondering what your process is for these devices.

    Thanks!



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    Xin Wang
    Privacy Director
    Texas Tech University HSC
    Lubbock,TX
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  • 2.  RE: Birth Control Devices

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hello,

    In my opinion, once you've reversed the charges and the insurance company is credited, the device belongs to the organization and could then be donated to a patient.

    Lynda

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    Lynda Dougan
    Compliance Manager
    Unity Care NW
    Bellingham,WA
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