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Re: [IP] Verio Test Strip Script, What would you do?



I'd get a new doctor- dealing with insurance and advocating for
patients is part of their job.  If your doctor isn't willing to fight
for you- you are left on an island on your own and that isn't fair.

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 8:07 AM Marshall Katzman
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> What would you do?
> This past January I switched to a MiniMed 670G. Prior to switching to
> this pump I had an Rx for OneTouch Verio strips (7/day) covered by my
> AETNA medicare insurance. Since January I also switched pharmacies and
> my test strip Rx is now for 2.5 strips per day, which does not work with
> this pump. For example, this morning I had a bg of 44 and my pump needed
> to be calibrated 3 times in a time span of approximately 45 minutes
> until my bg was up to 76. As a result, in order to stay within the
> allotted 2.5 strips I have been inputting bg values based on what my
> sensor is reading and not based on a finger test. For this reason I
> would like to get my OneTouch Verio strips back to (7/day). My insurance
> will cover this but my doctor tells me he does not have time to deal
> with the insurance company because it is what he calls  b Insurance
> Harassmentb .
> What would you do?
> .
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