Glucose strips

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-02-12 15:00:29 -0600
Started 2014-02-11 17:17:07 -0600

I recently changed my premium and got a cheaper rate my problem is that I have issues with them approving my strips and they only pay for the meter is anyone going through this I have Bluebshield blue cross

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5 replies

Type1Lou 2014-02-12 15:00:29 -0600 Report

Many plans started restricting which strips they would cover in 2014. I have been with Express Scripts and last year they covered many different strip brands. This year, they are ONLY covering the One Touch strips and I have the same policy as I did last year. I figure they probably negotiated a really good price with One Touch and adopted this strategy as a cost-containment plan. I was using Bayer's Contour Next strips but for 2014, I've gone back to the One Touch.

TopazDee 2014-02-12 06:17:11 -0600 Report

For anyone in the UK strips & Lancets can be prescribed by your GP or your Diabetic nurse practitioner. The BG meter was only about £10 it came with a few strips and Lancets when I went to buy replacements I was so shocked at the price well beyond my pocket as I already had an appointment with my GP I asked her about them and she did me a script there and then and put them on my repeat script list.

jayabee52 2014-02-12 02:36:48 -0600 Report

It is the strips which are the most expensive thing of testing one's blood. The meter (any meter) is cheap by comparison. You can do a couple of things: You can find out what strips BCBS will pay for and have your Dr write an Rx for meter and enough strips to test for a month. Or you can seek to find the strips for your current meter somewhere relatively inexpensive like Amazon or American Diabetes Warehouse (beware of Amazon vendors. make sure the strips aren't close to or past their expiration date) Or you can go to Walmart and purchase a meter for about $20, and strips for about $35 per 100.

dagger1234 2014-02-11 22:56:11 -0600 Report

I' also have blue cross, and from mn, and have to use bayer meters and strips. Nothing wrong with that, but I hate using the lancet needles so I stick with using my accu Chek pen to prick.

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