Can you tell me a bit about the approval process for DMD's?
From all indications, my appointment with my neuro on the 9th is going to be to pick a DMD. I can't see any other reason why he wants my husband there too.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to want to start copaxone. My insurance covers it, with a note of "prior authorization" needed. I've never had to deal with a prior authorization medicine before. Is it just the doctor tells the insurance about the diagnosis then they review the Rx request? Kind of like if the doctor makes a request for an MRI or some other expensive test?
Once insurance approves it, does it take long for you to get it? I know that a nurse will come out and teach you how to do it. Does it take weeks to get that appointment?
Summer is hitting me a bit hard, and I'm impatiently wanting to get my new routine started.
Thanks for any thoughts you have on this!
~Jess (who is dropping her "baby" off at school for his trip to Gettysburg in 30 minutes *sniff sniff* how do they grow up so fast?)
My insurance doesn't cover my Copaxone but as soon as the patient assistance program approved me, Shared Solutions set up a nurse visit and had the pharmacy contact me to set up delivery. I'd say it only took about a week for those two things to happen.
Usually, when the pharmacy gets the prescription from your doctor, they also get your insurance info. Then the pharm contacts the ins company for the pre-approval. But just in case, you need to call your insurance co for clarification of the process.
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