I have been applying for a minimed cgms for many months now. On Jan. 2nd I'll be having a 15 minute teleconferencing session to plead my case with my Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon Appeals Panel. The panel is a physician Medical Director, a Registered Nurse and an Administrative Rep.
Regence has denied my request for a pre-authorization on the grounds of it being 'investigational'.
Aside from the usual "here are the top 3" reasons why approach (which in my case are: plans for pregnancy, occasional hypo-unawareness and a constantly changing level of stress and activity which tends to make me be out of control...) what other persuasive methods work with these insurance giants??
SO, what has worked for you? Has anyone gone through this process and succeeded? Any recommendations big or small would be helpful. Please hurry with lots of advice!
Thank you all tremendously.