I stopped in at the DME shop inside the hospital where I will deliver to ask about the breast pump coverage (as provided by my health insurance) and to find out if they carry them in stock, or if I will have to order it.
The lady there said that the insurance companies (??) are no longer covering the Medela Pump In Style Advanced because they are too expensive, but they are covering the Medela Personal Double Pump, which uses the same motor, but is less expensive.
Does anyone have any experience with this pump? And if so, what are the differences between the PISA and the Personal Double Pump?
I'm feeling a bit uneasy about her answer, because when I previously called my insurance company to ask about the coverage, they didn't specify that a certain pump was all that would be covered. What they told me was that I had to get one from a DME provider that was in network. I'm wondering if I should check with another DME provider to see if I get the same answer, or if I should call my insurance company back again.