Prior Authorization for test stips

Hello everyone,

I have recently changed insurance which has made everything that I get related to DM management be re-evaluated.

My insurer, Harvard Pilgrim, has decided to prefer Abbott meters and strips but I use and Animas pump and want to keep my connected technology with the One-Touch meter.

One-Touch is now considered a "prior authorization" with my insurer and when I paid for my 30 supply, I noticed that my cost was 2.5x higher than the insurance preferred strips.

I have gone through the effort of having my endo sign and send a letter for prior auth and that went through fine but I am wondering if I can do anything to advocate for a more equitable co-pay for the strips.

Has anyone else been able to do this?

Thanks for your help!