$15 ACCU-CHEK prescriptions

By KellyJo76 Latest Reply 2011-12-15 01:34:57 -0600
Started 2011-12-08 11:52:09 -0600

I wanted to share this link for anyone using ACCU-CHEK strips. I was forced to change because One Touch fell to the 3rd Tier on my prescription plan and is no longer affordable. This really helps!! https://www.accu-chekconnect.com/connect/inde...

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Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2011-12-14 13:51:26 -0600 Report

Kelly my insurance did the same thing. I used to use One Touch becuause it could link up with my metronic pump. But my insurance will only cover Bayer test strips at the perferred copay. I think it is rediculous that they would make us use a specific brand of test strips when our treatment would be much better with another. So I feel your pain on that one.

jayabee52 2011-12-15 01:34:57 -0600 Report

I suspect that (and I do not agree w them on this) they don't want to pay a premium price for the strips just because it is more convenient for you.

KellyJo76 2011-12-14 14:32:37 -0600 Report

I have tried fighting it, but so far nothing has happened. It was really convenient to have by BS number just show up on the pump. They should make an exception in those cases. I'm sooooo mad!!!

jinks10 2011-12-14 14:30:55 -0600 Report

all ways check with you insurance before doing any thing .those things you see on tv will say anything to get you to buy it.

KellyJo76 2011-12-14 14:33:44 -0600 Report

I actually use this card and it works with private insurance. If you have a copay - it reduces it to the $15.00

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-12-14 14:11:26 -0600 Report

Profit over care, whom ever supplies the biggest kickback will be taken care of, including those in government making the health policies and guidelines. Makes one want to scream.


msann 2011-12-11 22:24:18 -0600 Report

hi, he put on script 3 times a day or as needed, i could test up to 10 times a day, let your dr, put sript another way but only one touch i think will do that, all the others to me have to pay more on co-pay i have united health care,i just pay 12 dollars look into it have good day

KellyJo76 2011-12-12 17:57:10 -0600 Report

It actually has to do with your insurance company's prescription tiers. One touch is a "preferred" supplier with some and not with others. I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield and just had a plan change in the middle of the year, which isn't the norm. When the renewals come up in January for a lot of people I think anyone on BCBS plans are going to have the same problem I had with one touch.

msann 2011-12-11 13:23:09 -0600 Report

i love onetouch ,my strips are 12 dollars for 300, it is the way your dr writes out your presription,have great day

Caroltoo 2011-12-11 13:28:20 -0600 Report

Wow. What does your doctor do? Mine w/medicare are about $70 per 100!!!

KellyJo76 2011-12-12 17:53:45 -0600 Report

OMG! That is outrageous!! I should have put a heading that included "For private insurance only". I don't qualify for medicaid/medicare. Honestly, I prefer One touch because it sends my BS via wireless to my mini med pump. But they went from a $40 copay to $150 (on 3rd tier- Brand Name). I just can't afford that.

Caroltoo 2011-12-12 18:47:12 -0600 Report

Even the last couple of years, my private pay insurance had been getting higher and only allowed 2 because I was taking pills, not insulin. My policy would have covered more, had I been on insulin.

Just recently through Diabetic Care Connection, I've gotten a new meter and 6 strips a day approved by my doctor. They just arrived in the mail. Between Medicare and Med. Supp, it should be covered completely. That will definitely save me some money!!!! It was costing close to $200 a month. I'd really rather eat or pay my bills.

The new one is by Embrace. It reads 6 points above my One Touch so is in the ballpark.

lifedriver 2011-12-08 17:12:17 -0600 Report

I have used the Accu-Chex since Day One and I feel very confident with it. And yes it is more affordable. They also have a very good support staff 24/7. The number is on the back of the meter..live

GabbyPA 2011-12-08 16:36:43 -0600 Report

The only thing I found is that you have to have insurance to get that card. I got a one touch because of that ad, but once I had it, there was nothing I could do without some kind of insurance. I was kind of bummed out.

KellyJo76 2011-12-09 09:59:13 -0600 Report

Yes, unfortunately you do have to have insurance. My co-pay is pretty outrageous so this saves me $35 for each prescription.

GabbyPA 2011-12-10 08:16:57 -0600 Report

That is awesome! I was disappointed, but that is how things go some time. I like the meter a lot and I still have it for a back up.