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Re: [IP] Ongoing Insurance Woes



I would just have the Dr. write a prescription that dictates exactly when
you have to test. Submit that and say
its the Dr. orders and here is my prescription.

We had to get a prescription for my wife's ins to cover her testing
supplies.

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: "T.J.&Lori" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 5:52 PM
Subject: [IP] Ongoing Insurance Woes


> Today's storyline...yesterday I posted a question re: my insurance
refusing
> to cover strips for more than one meter.  Today insurance tells me it's
not
> a problem with covering strips for more than one meter (wonder what
changed
> since yesterday?), it's the number of strips I am using.  I have been
using
> 300 strips/month since I have been on this insurance plan (approx. 1 1/2
> years).  The question they posed, "Why do you need so many strips now that
> you are on the pump?  We thought that was part of the agreement...if we
let
> you have the pump, you wouldn't need to test as often".  They then
proceeded
> to tell me they are going to take this to my case manager (who has never
> laid eyes on me and works for my insurance company) and let her decide if
I
> need that many strips.  I suggested the case manager needs to contact me
and
> my doctor while making this decision.  I plan to call the case manager
> myself tomorrow afternoon b/c this has twisted my stomach into knots and I
> can't sit by while she determines my future.  Before I call her, any
advice
> from anyone who has been there, done that?  TIA.
>
> Lori Bristle
>
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