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Re: [IP] insurance problems

As far as the requirement for prior authorizations for every re-order, I
agree you need to start far in advance and estimate your quantities
needed generously.  I've been there, done that, as far as dealing with

You may also try another angle of attack:  insurance companies seldom
care about the ordeal they put you through, but it may pay to point out
what they have to go through.  Point out their administrative cost to
approve a prior authorization every 3 months, which could be
considerable.  Then point out that it's already a foregone conclusion
that they're going to approve it anyway (they've already set the
precedent by covering the pump and past supplies).  Doesn't that add up
to a waste of THEIR resources?  Is there a specific individual within
the organization with some degree of authority who can be your contact
person every time, so you don't waste time re-explaining the situation
over and over?  By painting yourself as a cost-conscious healthcare
consumer who is trying to save money for both yourself and them, in a
cooperative spirit (with just a hint of legal threat!), you may come out

Good luck!

Phil DuBois
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/