TRICARE Prime Ins
Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:40 PM
Ok "rant over" thanks
Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:53 PM
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
Diet & Exercise
Most recent A1C 5.6
Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:00 PM
“I don't expect everything to be handed to me. Just set it down anywhere.”.
diagnosed type 1 October 1986
currently using Medtronic MiniMed
Revel 723 with CGMS
Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:47 PM
I am not sure if TRICARE does pay for them or not. I know that I just got a free UltraSmart meter by the manufacturer at target. I know pumps wont be free. But if you call the TRI***number (For me it is TRIWEST) and say that you need to talk to someone about COVERAGE FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE then they should be able to transfer you to the correct department. I went throught that yesterday with that meter.
Is anyone out there using a pump that was paid for by TRICARE? I'm retired military and a type 2 that is insulin dependent, my beta cells gave up the ghost. I want to get a pump but the lady at Animas said that TRICARE does not pay for pumps for type 2 diabetics. I called TRICARE and they won't give me a straight answer, they say that the doctor has to request a benefits review and letter of medical neccessity then they will decide. My endo has no problem with me going on the pump even though the A1C they did at the Office was 6.8, he thinks I'm doing good on my control but I don't agree, not with numbers shooting up to 285 and then dropping to 30. I want the freedom a pump will give me but I'm afraid I'm not going to get one:( Makes me want to go out and kick the cat:eek: (just kidding:D , would not hurt anything or anyone)
Ok "rant over" thanks
Well I hope this helps. Sometimes TRICARE is the least helpful. BUT sometimes they are the best of help.
Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:52 PM
Pumping since Jan 4 2007
A1C: 7.0 on 7/28/08:top:
Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:49 PM
Type 1 since Feb 11, 1998
Pumper since Aug 2006
A1C 11/2008 8.2%
Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:55 AM
T2 here and a pump user paid for by Tricare. They did not question it, doc filled out the paper work and faxed it in and in a few days Smith's called and asked what color.
That is good to hear! Maybe there is a chance for me:) Thanks