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Re: [IP] Change to preferred glucose test strips



Hi John,

I can send you a LifeScan Ultra Link meter. 

email me your mailing address.

Michael

> I received this letter yesterday. I use a Medtronic 723 pump and a
> Bayer contour Next Link Meter.
> 
> Obviously I cannot use either of the strips being offered. I will have
> to try to get a waiver. More paper work.
> 
> 
> 
> MVP
> 
> HEALTH CARE
> 
> November 25, 2013
> 
> 
> 
> Dear JOHN WILKINSON,
> 
> 625 State Street, PO Box 2207
> 
> Schenectady, NY 12301 2207
> 
> mvphealthcare.com
> 
> 
> 
> RE: Change to preferred glucose test strips
> 
> At MVP Health Care, we strive to provide the best customer service and
> the highest quality benefit plans for you.
> 
> MVP's Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, which includes local
> physicians and pharmacists, has made changes
> 
> to the formulary (three tier drug list). Effective January 1, 2014,
> select test strips will require prior authorization.
> 
> MVP will cover OneTouch. (Lifescan.), Freestyle. and Precision.
> (Abbott) blood glucose meters and test strips without prior
> authorization.
> 
> 
> 
> Our records indicate that you have recently filled a prescription for
> CONTOUR NEXT TEST STRIP. You should contact your provider to discuss
> changing to one of the Lifescan. or Abbott. glucose meters listed
> below. You will also need a prescription from your doctor for test
> strips. Then contact one of the manufacturers below to obtain a free
> glucose meter.
> 
> Manufacturer     Glucose meters  How to get your free meter
> 
> Abbott   Freestyle. Lite Freestyle. Freedom Lite                   

> Call 1 866 224 8892 OR
> 
>                Freestyle. InsuLinx Precision. Xtra
> . Order online at www.ChooseFreestyle.com
> 
> Lifescan  OneTouch) Ultra0 2 OneTouch. Verio. IQ          
 Call 1 855
> 306 2261 Use Order  Code: 544MVP100 OR
> 
> OneTouch. UItraMini.
> 
 Order online at
> 
> www.onetouch.orderpoints.com.
> 
> Use order Code: 544MVP100
> 
> We have notified your provider that you may be calling them to discuss
> changing to one of the glucose meters listed above.
> 
> If you have any questions, please call the phone number shown in the
> Member section on the back of your ID card. We look forward to
> continuing to help you take on life and live well.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> James R. Hopsicker, RPh, MBA
> 
> Vice President, Pharmacy Programs
> 
> "MVP Health Care" is the parent company of MVP Health Insurance
> Company; MVP Health Plan, Inc.; MVP Health Insurance Company of New
> Hampshire, Inc.; MVP Health Plan of New Hampshire, Inc.; MVP Select
> Care, Inc.; Preferred Administrative Services, Inc.; and Preferred
> Assurance Company, Inc., which issue or administer health benefit
> plans. Not all plans available in all states. .
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