medicare

Addiesgrandma
By Addiesgrandma Latest Reply 2013-11-19 23:19:07 -0600
Started 2013-11-19 16:20:16 -0600

My diabetic supply company called today to inform me that medicare will only pay for blood glucose testing once per day unless you are on insulin. My doctor had prescribed testing 4 times per day so I could test before and after exercise. He also wanted me to check my blood sugar first thing in the morning and two hours after dinner. If I test more than once I will be charged extra for the test strips.
Is there anyone else who has run into this? Addiesgrandma


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Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-11-19 17:08:37 -0600 Report

welcome to Obamacare, its just the start

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-11-19 23:19:07 -0600 Report

Far be it from me to defend the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) (because I think it is a bad health plan for a number of reasons) but actually this started before the ACA was even thought of.

In a discussion in 2010 Luvzliife wrote: "I have read that Medicare will soon be limiting the number of testing strips they will pay for. Both my sister and brother have been contacted by their supplier about the new limitations of only ONE TEST per day. My sister is currently having to fill out a 28 day diary to prove her need for 3 strips per day. My brother was told that he would be cut down to only ONE TEST per day due to the new Medicare regulations. I have not been contacted yet, but I feel this is a very negative change (if true) that Medicare may be making. There is no way to keep ones blood sugar "in check" with just one test per day that I know of" http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu....

I however do not think that the ACA is going to improve the medical care we will be receiving for a number of reasons (but this is neither the time or the place for a full discussion of that)

This has been a constant problem for as long as I am aware.