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Was anyone denied telaprevir by medical assistance?
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Was anyone denied telaprevir by medical assistance?

I was denied treatment of telaprevir. I am on disability and receive MN medical assistance. I have cirrhosis with a 147 million viral load. Was given 10 years to live (with no guarantee) in 2006. I have been waiting for 7 years for this drug and then I was rejected. WTH???
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789911 tn?1368640383
why did "they" say you were denied.  
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223152 tn?1346981971
You need to find out why or who denied you.  If it was because the state disability program won't pay you need to check the Incivek website and see if Vertex will provide you with the meds. But first you need to know why you were denied.

https://www.incivek.com/?cid=20175&gclid=CISumpn4hqoCFR5qgwodGEMg0w
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cirrhosis is not a contraindication to treatment so wth is right - be sure to check the link posted above
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1739637 tn?1312327010
I have no idea why I was denied. Stupid Mn Government is in a shutdown but their website says they are still running as usual pretty much. The vertek website says program for those without insurance and make less than 100,000 dollars...but I have MA through the state. It is like medicaid. I have no clue. So stressed out about this and can't do anything until Monday.
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131114 tn?1380086790
i found the drug co's donated my meds back in 2005 - i would try that- or find a non-profit liver group or research?
also you can move and medicaid goes with. i would never treat again without being at family or friends- maybe you can get out of state temp???
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1739637 tn?1312327010
MN Medical assistance denied claim for incivek because they are not covering it for any MA patients. Mn has had the best medicaid coverage of anywhere I have ever been and I moved here for Mayo and the ins. I contacted vertex today and they are starting on my claim to appeal. So damn disappointing :(
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1583549 tn?1308753062
I was told by a specialist that if my medical insurance goes belly up and I lost my good job, I could seek assistance from Roche Pharmaceuticals.  Google that.
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408795 tn?1324939275
There are many ways to get tx'ed for HepC without the government.  Go to this link, should be the application itself.  Give them a call first, to make sure all is still moving forward.  good luck

http://www.pparx.org/resources/2007-11-16.ScheringPlough.Commitment_to_Care.723.pdf

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1739637 tn?1312327010
Finally got my meds...woohoo!!! MA had a wrong diagnosis code for me. My nurse at Mayo said they have no clue what they are doing down there LOL Can't wait to start...sure hope it works for all of us :)
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408795 tn?1324939275
Good, glad to hear it.  I hope things go smoothly for you, good luck!
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