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Re: [IP] Those @#$% Insurance Companies!
Your subject line was far kinder than I could have ever been. :-)
First of all repeat after me "I will be on a pump". :-) Seriously start
saying that and get ready to fight for your life.
>Ah, now the truth is out about our new insurance coverage. No matter what
>the salesman told my husband's company about the coverage and how great it
>will be... it was all hogwash!
and we're surprised! , sorry.
>They have told me that for medical supplies, I need a prescription to have
>it covered. Ok, I can do that. But now here's the clincher. For test
>strips, even if my doctor recommends that I test more frequently, they'll
>only cover 100 strips per month.
I would fight this one. I ran into the same problem with BC/BS and my
doctor write a letter, basically stating that it was medically necessary
that I test every two hours and I got my 300 / month strip coverage. I am
sure your doctor can come up with something. Bottom line you just have to
fight. The reasoning my doctor used was I don't have low symptoms anymore
and I have to test often. Another idea, in order to have stable blood
sugars a diabetic needs to test before, after, etc.. meals, which is at
least 6 strips. Go fight fight fight. I can say this confidently, that
every member on this list is in your corner.
>every 2 hours, that's 12 times per day! So now I have a new doctor. It's
>called BC/BS Community Blue PPO.
Ya, mine was Blue C*#$ / Blue S*&##@, of Arizona HMO
>I'm so upset, I just ate a Suzy Q! Well, I guess we'll let them see how
>they like paying for hospital stays rather than test strips. I give up....
Mmm, how as it? I'll have try that the next time I am down, like
today. :-) When I was a kid I use to eat those all the time when I as
Fight, Fight, Fight
Type I 37 years, on pump on strips after fighting...
PS. Also, I don't know what pump you are going with, but those pump
companies have some real insurance guru's there and I would call upon
them. Just ask your rep, he/she should know. The D insurance guru was
very helpful. They just know "angels" and understand all the verbiage.
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