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I have the minimed paradigm pump and the Real Time cgm that goes with it. I just found out my new insurance will only cover accucheck test strips. I have the One Touch Meter that automatically is linked to my pump, so I don't have to manually input my blood sugars. Do any of you know if other meters will link to my pump?
Bayer now has a Contour meter that links http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/glucose-meters
This is now the standard meter for the Paradigm system.
all I had to do was to have my endo write a letter asking for authorization for the one touch test strips because that meter already talks to my pump. went easily with no questions and no problems my auth is good for 1 year........
I would check to see see if they will cover it, if your doctor writes the prescription as medically necessary. That is what I do.
BD meter also links.
Why not call the insurer and request a reconsideration? once you explain it, they may very well go along with it.
I have the Bayer Contour Meter that links, but my insurance only covered OneTouch. So my Doctor just had to do a authorization and say why I needed supplies from a non-preferred provider and within a few hours, the insurance started paying for all my contour supplies with no problem.
Havent been here for awhile, but this caught my eye. First, yes, do get a special authorization from your doctor. It usually can be done. Second, One touch has instituted a loyalty program. I have been getting my $20 copay for 300 strips per month, knocked down to $5.00. This program has gone on for most of 2012, and is continuing in 2013. So, dont give up, you have options.
I also just received the minimed paradigm 723 pump and the new meter. I hope I can get my doctor to write a prescription for the new strips with the letter. I use tricare and they say if needed for use for a pump they will grant a exemption.
Now I am just waiting to get a class date to start using it! Hate having the pump and not able to use it!