QUOTE(chefmitch @ Feb 19 2009, 06:38 AM)
I was just approved for a Ping that comes with a One Touch Smart meter. I currently use an accuchek compact and just received a new supply of strips. Does anyone know if the insurance company will provide new strips this soon or if I will need to wait for the current meter strips to run out?
When I received my Medtronic pump last year, the trainer had me switch from my AccuChek Aviva meter to a OneTouch in anticipation of the UltraLink meter. (I have since switched back, but that's a different story.)
I also had recently gotten an insurance-covered batch of strips and the insurance denied the new batch of OneTouch strips as "being too soon". I explained to the pharmacist (at Walgreens) what was happening. They called my insurance, told them that the new strips were for use with my new pump and the insurance company issued an override which allowed Walgreens to fill the new prescription early.
Of course, YMMV, but that;s my experience.