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BCBS of AL deciding NOT to cover G4 or G5 Dexcom supplies?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by KellyMama, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. KellyMama

    KellyMama Approved members

    Sep 16, 2008
    Has anyone else run into this? Apparently BCBS of AL has decided NOT to cover any Dexcom supplies for the G4 or G5 since the release of the G6 this month - a detail I found out after my supply order billed out at 3x the amount I agreed to when placing the order. :eek:

    Apparently they are "forcing" AL Dexcom users to upgrade to the G6 or pay extortionate prices for their supplies (ie $900 for a box of 4 sensors). Anyone else had this happen to them?

    Just wanted to put a "heads up" out there for any fellow BCBS of AL parents or people managing T1 supplies! Unbelievable - and yet, unfortunately, *totally* believable.
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Approved members

    Nov 20, 2007
    This is similar but not specifically related to your situation. When Danielle was using Lantus as her long acting insulin, my then insurance company decided to stop covering it and instead would only cover Levemir. It was irritating feeling like I didn't have a choice, but luckily both insulin's were very similar and there was no major impact in switching. Hopefully the benefits of the G6 will outweigh any negatives you experience if you switch. But yes, it is frustrating to feel you are being forced to do something and don't really have a choice. Sorry you are dealing with that.
  3. MEVsmom

    MEVsmom Approved members

    Aug 2, 2013
    I see your daughter uses a T-Slim x2. Have you called and explained to them that you have an integrated pump and G6 won't work with it yet?

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