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Re: [IP] Medicare ALJ Case



I don't have Medicare, but my insurance does not allow a 90-day prescription
period for my Minimed supplies, only a 60-day supply.   My guess is that
this is related to reducing the cash-outlay by the insurance company,
however I pay more shipping costs for the more frequent deliveries
On Jul 5, 2011 5:26 PM, "Kathy Bruckmeyer" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi Pumpers on Medicare,
>
> I've been through all the garbage with Medicare but wound up succeeding
> and giving in to all of their nonsense and required extra paper work.
>
> Every six months I have to submit all sorts of paperwork from the
> doctor's reports, a new prescription and logs to show that I test 6-10
> times a day and the prescription had to be worded very carefully.
>
> I don't abuse the right to get these test strips and I don't
> automatically order once a month but when I get to opening my last box,
> I place another order and go through all the hoops and give the required
> paperwork to Publix who worked very hard with me to get the strips.
>
> I think what tics me off even worse is Medtronics telling me that I can
> only order supplies every 80 days and then have to check with my doctor
> to make sure I visited her (an endo) every three months otherwise I get
> zilch!....and then once that is accomplished, I have to wait at least
> another two to three weeks to actually get my stuff!
>
> Used to be able to order batteries and Medicare paid for them but
> Medtronics said they don't do that any longer and that I need to go to a
> pharmacy and buy them myself.
>
> And to someone's comments about NPH, yes, I know a few people who are
> using the 70/30.
>
> Kathy B.
>
> No matter what happens, God is in control. Give Him all glory and honor!
> .
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