AmMed Direct

rbergman
By rbergman Latest Reply 2010-03-09 00:04:55 -0600
Started 2009-05-13 08:15:40 -0500

I'm sure some of you have seen the commercial on TV about AmMed Direct. You call a toll free number and they will send you 3 diabetic cookbooks and other information for free. Well, I did that, and yes I got the 3 cookbooks and a logbook and some other information. Recently they also called me to let me know that for Laura, they are also set up with our states Medicaid insurance plan and that all of Laura's testing supplies (including lancets which are NOT covered by medicaid if I go to a pharmacy) can be sent directly to our home each month free of charge to us. This program is a lot like Liberty that sends out testing supplies, however AmMed Direct accepts all types of insurances besides Medicare. They also say that their Medicare reimbursement and patient co-payments are 9.5% less than all retail pharmacies for diabetes test supplies. ( I cannot attest to this as we do not have Medicare but rather Medicaid). I do however know that at our locally owned pharmacy a box of 100 test strips for the FreeStyle Lite Meter is priced at $116.98 and through AmMed Direct the cost was only $93.00. Yes I also realize that Medicaid has a set rate they pay for dr. visits and medications but for us this program is awesome for the simple fact that we live 33 miles from the town the local pharmacy is in and over 70 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart. The fact that I don't have to drive to pick up Laura's strips, and the fact that I don't have to pay for the lancets out of pocket is a huge plus for our family.
When we set this up it took less than 15 minutes by phone, her first shipment was sent that same day and we received it 4 days later via Fed-Ex they also sent 3 other free cookbooks and a free meter. She is not set up on a monthly delivery plan and with this shipment the re-order card for the next shipment is right there. If you don't want to fill out the re-order card (which is just a signature and a date the rest is done for you), you just call the toll free number and re-order over the phone, the next shipment is then sent out so that there is no time lapse between one order running out and the next order arriving.
Anyway, I thought I would share their toll free number with you all so that if any of you are in a similar situation as we are and just not close to town, or, like the idea of your supplies being delivered to your door you can check this out for yourself. I don't know what all insurances they accept but to me it would be worth the call just to find out if your insurance is on their list.
Here is the number.
1-877-700-3800
I hope by my doing this it isn't considered soliciting for a company, I just know it works for us and there was no hidden fee's or tons of paperwork to fill out and thought it might be helpful to someone else here.

~Robin


7 replies

phoenix2258
phoenix2258 2010-03-09 00:04:55 -0600 Report

AmMed is a good company. My insurance through work is United Healthcare and they took it. My Freestyle Lite meter was sent to me free from them and the test strips only cost me $48.00 Everything came directly to my door. And they have an auto enroll program you can sign up for that allows them to automatically send the next months medicines and supplies when they are due, so there is no chance of forgetting to order them in time before running out for those of us who forget things like that. And I also got the 6 cookbooks which I love! I would recommend them to anyone interested in this sort of program. It is very convenient and easy to set up.

lipsie
lipsie 2009-05-14 09:25:52 -0500 Report

Thank you for your information. I have heard of them too, been thinking of switching to it. I do think I will hearng that they do back up medicaid makes me smile even though I have medicare too. Thanks again! Love yassss Sheila

cakeybakes
cakeybakes 2009-05-13 17:30:01 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info, I will have to call them since my supplies cost much more with our new insurance.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-05-13 18:53:30 -0500 Report

I use the same company and it really works for me. In fact they have all types of medical products you can order from them.

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