There are a few different things that come to mind. Number one is, can we call the manufacturers to find out if they have any type of coupon program or assistance, especially for the strips. I know a lot of manufacturers who have websites or 1800 numbers that you can call to find out how you can get some free package strips this particular time, or maybe a brand new monitor.
So there are some valuable programs that patients can look into.
The other thing is, two that this patient maybe eligible under Medicare Part B or another type of insurance that they will cover these strips. Have they inquired with their insurance company? They may not be covered at the pharmacy online, which means you being in the prescription, I process it and it comes back rejected. But that doesn't mean that if you pay cash and submit a receipt to the insurance, then they won't reimburse you.
So on the back of their insurance card, their should be a 1800 member services number. They should call that, and find out what is the procedure, do they have a special program for diabetics? Those are some easy ways and the patient maybe able to find ways to save money.
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