Well it finally arrived. I was a waiting in anticipation. I knew the answer would probably not be in my favor, but a girl can dream.
It arrived on Friday 7/3 as I was preparing my house for visitors. It arrived in a nice crisp white Insurance company envelope - Opening it up as if I am waiting to be accepted to an affluent college.
“All information was reviewed. We have determined the new insulin pump is not medically necessary as the current pump is functioning and the continuous glucose monitoring system is non-covered by my contract and will not be eligible for benefits.” No one is covered by this insurance company they still consider CGMS experimental.
Well there it is, I’ve officially been denied. If I have questions I am welcome to call customer service. Which I plan to do on Monday to get the appeal process going. I am not really sure the best way to proceed, if any of you have thoughts on how to approach this, let me know.
I’m bummed because it has taken 2 months just to get this far, but It’s time things change, If I want this device in the care of my diabetes, this should not be an unreasonable request and should be welcomed and encouraged towards the long term health of a diabetic.
I’ll continue to post as my journey continues.