2024 Diabetic Monitoring Supplies

Central Health Medicare Plan’s preferred glucometers include Abbott meters (Freestyle Lite, Freedom Lite, Insulinx, and Precision Xtra) and Lifescan meter (One Touch Ultra2, Verio (Flex/Reflect)).

As a Central Health Plan Medicare Plan member, you can receive a FREE Freestyle meter by:

  1. Taking your prescription for a FreeStyle meter and strips to your local retail pharmacy
  2. Calling Abbott’s diabetes care division toll-free at 1-866-224-8892 with Offer Code L0R5AYOY
  3. Signing up at ChooseFreeStyle.com with Offer Code L0R5AYOY

If you need a refill of your diabetic supplies, you can use any in-network retail pharmacy. To get current information about Central Health Medicare Plan’s network pharmacies, in your area, please review the Pharmacy Directory or call our Member Services Department at 1-866-314-2427 or, for TTY users, 711, 7 days a week, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (PT).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go to my local pharmacy to obtain my diabetic supplies?
Yes, your diabetic supplies can be picked up at any in-network retail pharmacy.

Will there be any cost for my diabetic supplies?
No, there will be no cost for your diabetic supplies.

Who is Abbott?
Abbott is the manufacturer of the Freestyle and Precision Xtra meters and test strips.

When will I receive my new Abbott Blood Glucose Meter?
You can pick up your new Abbott Blood Glucose Meter at any in-network retail pharmacy.

How do I use my new meter?
Enclosed with your new meter, you will find a quick reference guide on how to use your new meter. If you would like to speak to a live person, you can either talk to your local pharmacist or call the Abbott Customer Care Team at 1-888-522-5226 available 7 days a week 5:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (PT).

How to ask for an appeal with Central Health Medicare Plan

Step 1: You, your representative, or your doctor must ask us for an appeal. Your written request must include:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Member number
  • Reasons for appealing
  • Whether you want a Standard or Fast Appeal (for a Fast Appeal, explain why you need one).
  • Any evidence you want us to review, such as medical records, doctors’ letters (such as a doctor’s supporting statement if you request a fast appeal), or other information that explains why you need the Part B Drug. Call your doctor if you need this information.

If you’re asking for an appeal and missed the deadline, you may ask for an extension and should include your reason for being late.

We recommend keeping a copy of everything you send us for your records.

Step 2: Mail, fax, or deliver your appeal. You can also call us or submit your appeal electronically.

For a Standard Appeal:

Mailing Address:
Central Health Medicare Plan
ATTN: Member Services
P.O. Box 14244
Orange, CA 92863
Phone: 1.866.314.2427
Fax: 1.626.388.2361
Website: www.centralhealthplan.com

If you ask for a standard appeal by phone, we will send you a letter confirming what you told us.

For a Fast Appeal:

Phone: 1.866.314.2427
Fax: 1.626.388.2361
TTY Users Call: 711
Website: www.centralhealthplan.com

What happens next?
If you ask for an appeal and we continue to deny your request for a Part B Drug, we’ll automatically send your case to an independent reviewer. If the independent reviewer denies your request, the written decision will explain if you have additional appeal rights.

Get help & more information

  • Central Health Medicare Plan Toll Free: 1.877.657.2498 TTY users call: 1.800.899.2114 Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) or WWW.EXPRESSSCRIPTS.COM
  • 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours, 7 days a week. TTY users call:1-877-486-2048
  • Medicare Rights Center: 1-888-HMO-9050
  • Elder Care Locator: 1-800-677-1116 or www.eldercare.acl.gov to find help in your community.

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