"I got to pick which pump I wanted. I like my Medtronic pump. It will all depend on your insurance company as to if and how much they will pay for it. It is worth the fight. I did the pills, I did the shots and I have been on a pump for 4 years and I…"
"You will want doctor to write a letter of necessity for your pump and the CGM at the same time. They need to include that the CGM is a medical necessity for you and why. If BCBS denies it appeal, appeal and appeal some more until you get what you…"
"I do not have a deductible on my durable medical supplies.
May I suggest that you make sure all of the paperwork is completed, approved and on file before you have Medtronic send you anything. If you have to talk to either BCBS or Medtronic make…"
"i have dealt with BCBS of GA & TX. I live in GA but my husbands company is out of TX. How much BCBS will cover all depends on the policy your company has with BCBS. I would get a case manager from BCBS before you go any further. Have BCBS tell…"
"I like the Animas sets. They will send you free sets with a RX. I found out that I am allergic to the adhesive on the IV3000s and I am allergic to the prep wipes. I have to change out my sets every 2 days."
"No, the USB and the USB Next Link do not use the same strips. Call Bayer and explain your situation. They may or may not sent you a USB Next Link but they probably will send you a Next or a Next EZ. They make money off of you using their strips and…"
"Scott E, I would call back and hope that I spoke to a different customer service clerk. The first clerk I talked with did not know what I was talking about but the second one did. The new case does not come in the grey. You will have to pick…"
"For me the generic strips are more expensive because my insurance company will not pay for them. I use a mail order pharmacy. My pharmacy will also not honor the rebates if they come in the little card form. The rebates have to look like check.
"Call Bayer Customer Service. You will need to tell them that you do not want the Next Link USB case, you want the case for the USB meter. The Next Meter case is the same one that comes with the Next Link Meter. It has the little plastic sleeve that…"
"Keep fighting for the CGM it is well worth it.
Give your glucose levels a few days for it to level out and you will feel like a totally new person. Please remember the more you test the more likely you are going to have your glucose levels in check.…"
"Question for those of you who are having issues downloading the information did you give permission for your computer to access the information? Try allowing the no script for Medtronics page. I was having issues and my husband came over to my…"
"Please check your insurance policy. Some medical insurance policies will cover all or part of the cost of one pair of shoes a year. You might be amaze at what your insurance company is supposed to cover and you might not know about it. I found out…"
Oops! Just my poor typing. Although, if were talking about the movie Office Space (an IT requisite), then its the TPS (Testing Procedure Specification) report. Then its in reference to mindless, usless paperwork. =^)
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