Yes, I do know about the "letter of medical necessity", which IMO points out just another bit of absurdity with our health "system". FWIW, I can and do edit based on my plans, but I am able to do so within the meter/pump functions.
(Begin rant): So now I have to engage with my endo and have this document written and sent, then I have to wait to see what the outcome is. This translates into extra time, effort, anxiety and expense. Does the doctor's practice get reimbursed for this? No! Who pays for the extra staff @ the PBM to evaluate the letter, communicate their decision, etc? If I have to appeal a second time, then there's essentially a repeat of all of the above. Then, assuming that my PBM finally relents, then no doubt the co-pay will still be higher.
Now couple this with the idea that I have a prescription for these scripts and to me, that is a letter of medical necessity all by itself, isn't it? (End rant!)
Rick, I understand the high margins and the wave of the future. Let's also keep in mind the wave of the future is for more accurate CGMs that will virtually eliminate the need for test strips altogether. This is another reason Roche is desperately trying to sell their meter business, but getting no takers. It's also why Roche is looking into developing their own CGM.