I received a letter today from BLUE CROSS stating they are making changes to their perscription coverage of the freestyle test strips. They have moved them to a tier 3 coverage, which will increase my out of pocket cost for my test strips from 35 to over 100. Has any one tried to use a different meter? I don't want to use a different meter because I will have to carry another device. Just mad at insurance companies right now.

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Hmmm..I have BCBS and I haven't received any kind of letter, nor has there been any change in my co-pays. I do use the Freestyle Promise card, but also, one poster said BCBS won't cover Apidra? I haven't heard anything about that. Is it a state or regional BCBS plan thing?
BCBS is really a large network of different heathcare providers. I think someone once described it as like a heathcare franchise. There are some regulations they all have to follow but there are many rules that they can change or limit on their own. Just because one BCBS network makes a decision does not mean that decision applies to another BCBS network.
Haven't seen that yet - hope I don't - that really stinks! Thanks for the heads up - I will be on the lookout.
I received the same letter and I was able to solve by asking my Dr. for a prior authorization.
what did the prior authorization due???

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