I’ve been a loyal One Touch user until recently, so I’ve never had this problem before. A few weeks ago, I was approved for the OmniPod, which uses Freestyle test strips. My doc wrote me a script for the new test strips, and the pharmacy informed me that I needed to get a prior authorization from my insurance company before they would fill it. Freestyle is a non-preferred product; they prefer One Touch.
I haven’t been denied outright, but it’s just an extra step to get it authorized. It’s a little strange to me because I was approved for the OmniPod, but who would have thought I would run into a test strip problem?
Anyway, I had to call WellPoint, which is the pharmacy benefit administrator. Hopefully I’ll be able to get this straightened out because carrying around two meters is not cool!
Has anybody else run into this problem???