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1.  POC Hemoglobin A1C Machine

Posted 03-27-2017 18:57
Medline is offering  "free placement" of several of their A1C machines.  I am having trouble finding any data on which machines are more reliable/accurate.  Does anyone know if it matters which brand A1C testing device you use? Or have been using a machine they are happy with?

Thanks,

Thomas


2.  RE: POC Hemoglobin A1C Machine

Posted 04-18-2017 05:05
I am using the A1C Now+ kits. They work well but the controls are pricey. I've determined that to minimize my cost, it's best to order a years supply of the kits before the control soln outdates.

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Tracy Baum
Mountain Sage Family Clinic
Dubois, WY
307-455-2807
baumnp@gmail.com
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3.  RE: POC Hemoglobin A1C Machine

Posted 04-19-2017 07:05
Tom and / or Tracy,

Can you inform us about cost of strips and reimbursement - especially Medicare and some privates / HMOs.

Thanks,


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Michael S. MD
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4.  RE: POC Hemoglobin A1C Machine

Posted 07-28-2017 10:55
The medicare reimbursement is about $13 and test kits are about $7.  From what I have read the accuracy for the Afinion is the best, followed by Seinemsn then A1C now but I think the latter 2 are considerably cheaper.  I also think the A1C now kit is very portable.   Medline offers free placement with contract of Afinion (at least in my area)

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Thomas Weiner
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