The next generation of diabetes healthcare is almost here
Closing the Loop (CTL) is an Australian company with a passion to identify and support advanced diabetes technologies to enhance the management and treatment of diabetes.
The world’s first tubing-free system, the mylife™ OmniPod® is discreet, durable, wireless, waterproof* and incredibly easy to use.
CTL have recently received a letter on behalf of the new Federal Health Minister, the Hon Tanya Plibersek again denying equivalent reimbursement for the mylife™ OmniPod® insulin patch pump via the Federal Government's Prostheses Legislation. We have been restricted to only 10% of the amount given to our competitors via the current prostheses legislation. We hope new the Health Minister and her advisers will reassess this policy and ensure a "level playing field" so that new diabetes technologies, like the insulin patch pump can be a choice for those Australians with diabetes.
CTL have also recently written to the CEOs of the several key Private Health Insurers requesting they consider reimbursing their members for the mylife™ OmniPod® outside of their prostheses legislation obligations. We will update you of our progress with these discussions. We encourage all who would like the mylife™ OmniPod® available in Australia to;
1. Convince as many as possible to join the online Omnipod petition seeking equal reimbursement.
2. Write to the new Federal Health Minister requesting she adjust the prostheses reimbursement policy so that a "level playing field" is available for new diabetes technologies like the Omnipod.
3. Write to the Diabetes Organisations and Associations requesting they ensure government reimbursement policies enable equal reimbursement for the latest diabetes technologies like insulin patch pumps.
4. Write to your Private Health insurers requesting equivalent reimbursement, so that you have the choice of the mylife™ OmniPod® insulin patch pump.
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*The Pod is waterproof to 7.6 metres for up to 60 minutes (IPX8 rating), the Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) is not waterproof. It should not be placed in or near water.