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Re: [IP] United Health Care and test strips



Thank you Sarah!  We really appreciate some help on this.  May I ask a
really stupid question?  What does DME stand for?

Thanks again
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Easter" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] United Health Care and test strips


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> > > I contacted Minimed today to purchase some BD test strips .  I was
> > > told that United Health Care does NOT cover test strips anymore. I
> > > was wondering if anyone else has heard of this.  Thank you.
> >
> > What state are you in? All but four mandate the coverage of diabetes
> > supplies.
>
>
> While this is true, I don't think there are mandates on what must be
covered
> through a *contract* with a specific supplier.  I'd bet there is a way to
> get them covered through DME, just not through MM anymore (I have the same
> insurance and was also told by MM their contract with UHC only includes
sets
> and resevoirs now).
>
> First step would be to call the insurance (the number on the back of the
> insurance card) and ask them for a listing of DME suppliers.
>
> Sarah
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