A weird thing today. I called Liberty Medical for new pump supplies (overdue really) and they asked the usual question of when I had seen my endo last and I made the mistake of telling the truth. It was August 30. So she said she could not send the supplies because today was the last day I should have seen my dr. I said the last time I saw my endo on day 90, Medicare refused to pay for the A1c because 90 days was within the 90 day time frame. So I made sure this time that my appt was after the 90 days, on December 4. Which was when there was an opening after my day 90. [for those not on pump, Medicare pts must see dr q 90 days to keep getting pump supplies]
I had to then say, oh, how about my primary doc? So, a quickly found visit (!) to my primary in September did the trick for supplies.
If I go on day 89 or 90, Medicare won't pay for the lab tests but if I go outside 90 days, I am not in compliance with Medicare guidelines according to Liberty Medical and they get goofy about my supplies. And my endo "ate" that visit I had on day 90 because he did not bill me for it. I found the info in the insurance papers sent to me. I have avoided this in the past and will in the future. Today I must not have had my head on straight when I called Liberty.
I don't know if anyone else has run into this problem. Just wanted to put this out there and don't expect any replies. I just thought this was beyond the pale. I can't even suggest being careful with what date you give re your last dr visit!! My endo says they actually check from time to time. That I don't know for sure, but he said he had had occasional calls. Not about me per se, but some patients. Probably a random sample. i go every 3 months but it is not possible to get exactly on day 90 or 91 with the dr schedule.