Tricare only filling 30 days of CGM

Hi there! In early June 2020, it seems that Tricare stopped covering 90-day supplies of CGM equipment (at least for Dexcom) and will only release a 30-day supply—3 sensors. This causes obvious problems, the most serious being that Dexcom sensors and any piece of equipment routinely have glitches (bleeding, pain, simply not working right) and need to be replaced. I am just waiting for the day where my third (and last) sensor fails and Dexcom can’t send me a replacement for a few days. And that’s saying nothing of a planned vacation that hits at the end of a month.

Beyond re-wearing Dexcom sensors, has anyone had experience getting around this new rule? I asked both my distributor (Solara Medical in this case) and Tricare and both of them literally said it was the other’s decision. Cannot make this sh*&( up.

Talk about draconian rules! They come in packs of 3 - I was going to suggest having your doctor write an order for 4/month instead but they would have to be creative in justifying it and even then I don’t know that the supplier would send a single in addition. I have occasionally bought durables on Amazon or eBay. It hurts to pay out of pocket but the peace of mind could be worth the cost. Those items aren’t supposed to be sold online so you have to grab them quickly when you see them listed and hope the sale isn’t cancelled due to the nature of the items (that happened to me once but I did get my money back). Occasionally there are people on the forum who give away sensors - usually G4/G5s they have left over after an upgrade, but you never know when people have some G6s they no longer need.
My doctor wrote me an RX for the Freestyle Libre in case I’m ever in a bind. I understand they have one out now or coming soon that has alarms.