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Re: [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.
> 

<snip>

This is standard operating procedure for the insurance industry. If 
you fight it they will cave in. Just remember, IT DOES NOT SAY 200 
STRIPS in the contract of insurance. It may be their "policy", but 
they agreed in the contract of insurance to pay for what ever is 
ordered. 

Standard of care.....

*test before meals, 2-3 hours post prandial
*before bed
*within 30 minutes of driving a motor vehicle or operating any heavy 
   equipment that may be hazardous -- and every hour while operation 
   continues (see FAA guidelines for diabetic pilots)
*when you feel low or high
* every 30 minutes until low or high is corrected.

The average for IP members is 6.8 times a day. The list above is how 
you get to that number.

Michael


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