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Re: [IP] Vent!!



Is there not another doctor in your area that you can go to that might 
understand your needs better?  I would not stand for this kind of stuff. 



> Michael,
> 
> I am not uspset with the insurance company, rather my doctor.  The insurance
> company said they would pay for 300 per month, but need a call from my
> doctors office.
> 
> My doctor is refusing to authorize more than 120 strips per month.  This is
> unacceptable, especially since I have been getting 300 for many months now.
> It shows me a lack of understanding of the disease and proper treatment on
> his part.  I won't continue with him under these circumstances.
> 
> Bud
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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
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