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Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare

Started this discussion. Last reply by annecy Dec 17, 2014. 6 Replies

I was just told that Abbott will no longer allow the Medicare approved supplier to provide the Freestyle test strips; they will only be sold by retail pharmacies. They said this notification only…Continue

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Linda G left a comment for annecy
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"How are you today? I hope fine so that you can have a wonderful birthday!"
Jan 9
annecy replied to annecy's discussion 'Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare'
"I checked out all the info/links you provided; thank you for all that research & info! I THINK I can use a retail pharmacy that accepts Medicare assignment & Medicare will pay 80% & then, after deductibles, my supplement will pay the…"
Dec 17, 2014
annecy replied to annecy's discussion 'Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare'
"Thank you for your ideas. I just read the fine print on the back of the Promise program card & it states that assistance is not available for Rx reimbursed under Medicare. I had been using this program until my insurance changed-it was helpful."
Dec 17, 2014
jbowler replied to annecy's discussion 'Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare'
"This page gives helpful advice: http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/part-b/dme-diabetes-national-mail-order-program.html The web page seems to cover all the possibilities. You can go to a local pharmacy if you want; they can order supplies…"
Dec 15, 2014
annecy replied to annecy's discussion 'Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare'
"The supplier is Medcare, one of the few Medicare approved suppliers who were carrying the Freestyle. Since I test 8-10 times/day I may just have to use another meter. I'll double check with the Promise program too. Thanks for your feedback."
Dec 15, 2014
jbowler replied to annecy's discussion 'Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare'
"Who is the supplier? A number of things are going on, one, of course, is the attempts by CMS to reduce Medicare fraud and part of that is "competitive bidding", which means that if your supplier can't supply at the best price Medicare…"
Dec 15, 2014
diabeticdoll replied to annecy's discussion 'Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare'
"Have you joined the freestyle program?? They help pay the co pay for both insured and uninsured patients to help Drastically reduce the price!! You also receive a free meter once a year with the card! It is a really great program that has helped me…"
Dec 15, 2014
annecy posted a discussion

Omnipod's Freestyle test strips & Medicare

I was just told that Abbott will no longer allow the Medicare approved supplier to provide the Freestyle test strips; they will only be sold by retail pharmacies. They said this notification only came to them a few days ago. So, now is the only option to use another meter & it's strips (then manually enter the data into the PDM) or pay retail price?See More
Dec 15, 2014
annecy replied to Kay459's discussion 'New to Omnipod- can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Are you now or can you become connected to an endo clinic with a diabetic educator who are both VERY familiar with pump therapy for diabetes? If you aren't getting the support & training you need don't blame yourself- try to find…"
Oct 15, 2014
annecy replied to Cocheze's discussion 'High blood sugars - what is it?' in the group OmniPod Users
"#3. I have to bolus about 5 carbs/1 cup of coffee. #2. I have to compensate for unusually high/low activity. For example, my endo told me to try 15g of carb per 45 min of high activity & that turned out to be about right. #1. & #5. My CDE…"
Apr 7, 2014
annecy replied to TJB's discussion 'Anxiety over changing Omnipod site' in the group OmniPod Users
"I wonder if you could "reframe" the clicking sound. For example, some physical therapists say that the discomfort you might be feeling during stretching/exercise is the pain leaving your body. Maybe suggest that the clicking is a special…"
Mar 11, 2014
annecy replied to Matt J's discussion 'Hot Bath, Omnipod, and High BG' in the group OmniPod Users
"My guess would be that "sick" is the most likely cause of high sugars. I've read many people here take saunas, hot baths, hot tubs, etc without adverse effects. I was confused about your post re eating a snack when sugars are close to…"
Mar 1, 2014
annecy replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks so much for your instant reply- I had such a slippery grasp on the situation I was floundering. The back up meters I have I now are the ones that were recalled/made so long ago that no one even remembers them. Thanks again."
Feb 26, 2014
annecy replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks so much for the calm, cool clarification."
Feb 26, 2014
annecy replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"So confusing to me... I now have: 1. a new Freestyle Lite meter (ONLY uses Freestyle Lite strips 2. a new Freestyle Freedom meter 4. 400 new Freestyle strips Are these replacement strips now good in the PDM & the Freedom meter? Should I trash…"
Feb 26, 2014

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possible solutions to pump issues; support
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July 1, 1979
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Insulet Management System

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issue with new pods not delivering insulin

Posted on April 9, 2011 at 2:59pm 5 Comments

Hi,

Does anyone have problems with their pods not delivering insulin for the first several hours after activation? I've asked my endo, CDE, customer support, & their clinical specialist with no real solutions. Currently I am having problems with about 30-40% of pods. After 4/5 hours & some injections the pod seems to start working & usually will function for the duration of the 3 days. I keep the insulin at room temp & am careful about removing any air bubbles from the… Continue

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At 3:59am on January 9, 2015, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY annecy!!
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At 12:20am on January 9, 2015, Mari said…

How are you today? I hope fine so that you can have a wonderful birthday!

At 3:52pm on January 9, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ANNECY!!
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At 5:09am on January 9, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Annecy, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:17am on January 9, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNECY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 3:42am on January 9, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,annecy. wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:07am on January 9, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 9:25am on April 10, 2011, catlover said…
Hi annecy- Thanks for the friend add. I am always happy to friend another animal lover. You should join "Pets and People" our group for animal lovers. We usually join TuD to expand our knowledge of D, but we do chat about other aspects of life, like our pets. Hope you have a GR8 day !!
At 8:15am on April 10, 2011, Doris D said…
Your welcome and I thank you for wanting to be my friend. Love that doggie! How sweet it looks. Yep as Donna says You will find alot of dog lovers here and I'm one of them. LOL!
At 6:27am on April 10, 2011, Donna H said…
You'll find lots of dog lovers here -- and there are groups for pet people. Our dogs are our like our children.
 
 
 

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