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???
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.
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.
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???
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 :(
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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