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[IP] Supplies fromTricare mail order Pharmacy
For those of us on the list that use Tricare I thought this might interest
you. I was recently at the mail order pharmacy web site that lists covered
drugs in the program. This program is for drugs for chronic conditions and
diabetes supplies. I emailed them asking them to review and maybe place
insulin pump supplies in this program. If approved this would mean that we
Tricare users could get a 90 day supply of infusion sets for $4.00 (the cost
of shipping). Or $4.00 for any prescription like batteries. I am including
the email address I wrote to and the reply message I got . I think that if
we get enough people to ask for this we could be saving some big bucks in
the long run. I got my reply in about 2 days I think.
Send you email request to: email @ redacted
Email Received from DoD:
Your request will be forwarded to the DoD committee responsible for NMOP
Formulary decisions -- for consideration at its next quarterly meeting. The
staff responsible for the committee's agenda items will review the request
and determine if the committee has the authority to make a decision on
non-drug items. Note: the NMOP was created for providing maintenance
medications to eligible DoD beneficiaries; CHAMPUS/TRICARE law/regulations
provide coverage authority for a handful of non-medication products, i.e.
alcohol swabs, insulin syringes and glucose test strips. I assume that
legal counsel will be utilized in reviewing your request.
From: morrisarmy [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 10:15 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Insulin pump supplies.
I would like to make a request for Insulin pump supplies be reviewed for
coverage in the NMOP program. These supplies would include infusion sets
and the other necessary consumables (Site prep pads, tape, batteries,
ect. ) needed for maintaining use of the insulin pump.
Insulin pumps are being widely prescribed in the civilian and medical
Thank you for you consideration on these products.
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