Can anyone provide information on what to do if my preferred test strips are now “excluded” from coverage by my insurance company? Express scripts has notified me that starting jan 1 they will not cover contour test strips.
This would not be a big deal if the contour meter did not talk to my insulin pump. Having the connectivity is a huge convenience, as is the ability to upload to the website.
Since going on the pump 3 months ago, I have lost 15 pounds, and my a1c went from 8.9(which was probably inaccurate due to the frequent lows factored into that average -a low of 30 was not uncommon before the pump and neither was a high more than 600) to 7.2 (with barely any lows skewing the number). To say the least, life changing… I owe this partially to the ease of taking insulin by having a meter that talks to the pump…
Has anyone gone through similar situations with their insurance company? Any advice for me on how to work through the red tape?