[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

[IP] Vent!!

I am soooo pissed!  I have been using an Internal Medicine specialist for
eight years and have never had a problem until now.

Out of the clear blue, my insurance company said they would only approve 200
test strips per month, when I have been getting 300 all along.  They said
they would approve the 300 if my doctors office called and ordered it.

I thought "no big deal."  I left a message on the nurse's voice mail with
instructions on what to do along with the telephone number.

She left one back for me today telling me they would not approve the 300!
She said the doctor would have to justify it and even for a brittle diabetic
they would only prescribe 120 per month (4 per day).  She said that is firm!

I left her a message back and told her my HbA1C's in the 5.9 range were
because I test 10 times per day and I would not be willing to pay for 200
test strips out of my pocket.  Further I told her I think it is time for me
to change doctors.

This just shows me the doctor does not know what the hell he is talking
about.  I have not been able to get my sugars down to where they are due to
any advice from his office, but only because of my own diligence.  I thought
he was my friend and alley.  I guess not.

Thanks for letting me vent.  What do you guys think?

Bud Hopper
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml