FINALLY, Re-Approved!!!

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mer
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   Posted 7/8/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I finally got word today that medicaid has approved coverage for transplant. My husband had been in status 7 (inactive) status for about a year because of the constant seizures he was having. They have been under control since March and when our transplant team tried to re-list him, Medicaid rejected saying they did not have enough documentation for medical necessity, etc. Well, I finally got the word today that Medicaid has approved it as of today, and now I am just waiting for our transplant coordinator to call me. I am not sure if my husband will have to go through the complete evaluation again, or if it's a matter of just getting labs done to re-list him. Keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer!
 
Mer

hep93
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   Posted 7/8/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Fantastic news, Mer!  Congratulations!  I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he has to go through the entire evaluation process again, since it's been so long.  If he's had any lab work or scan in the past month, though, those should suffice without being repeated.

Keep us posted!

Hugs,

Connie


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   Posted 7/8/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Connie. They'll probably want a complete reevaluation. It's a good thing. If there are any new problems, you'll find them out. A transplant is huge. People in good shape don't make it sometimes, so they have to know if there are any possible (medical) surprises.
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Pink Grandma
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
cool Way Cool........mer. How long has he been inactive? When they finally listed my husband it was 7 months from the time of the original evaluation. All they did was have us redo some of the tests after they listed him.........it was a complete surprise to us that his case went to the transplant committee again.

Thoughts and prayers..........
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
PG, Mer said he's been inactive for about a year. That's why I feel sure he will have to go through most of the evaluation testing again. As David said, things could have changed and they have to know exactly what condition he is in NOW.

Hugs,
Connie
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mer
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I will update as soon as I hear from the coordinator. Kind of surprised she has not called yet today, but will probably hear from her tomorrow....she's usually pretty prompt!

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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 7/10/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with you and your husband - what a blessing - congrts. turn turn

mer
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   Posted 7/12/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, heard from our transplant coordinator this afternoon. Great news! He does not have to go through a complete evaluation again. We just need to set up an appt with our PCP and get labs drawn for his MELD score and fax them over to the transplant team for him to be re-listed. Will call in the morning and get that set up. Will keep you all posted!

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   Posted 7/12/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm really surprised by that, Mer, but that's great that he won't have to go through the whole evaluation again!

Keep us updated.

Hugs,

Connie


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Pink Grandma
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   Posted 7/12/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
It's always nice to hear good news! turn turn turn

Thoughts and prayers........
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mer
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   Posted 7/12/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie, I was very surprised by that, too.....but I will not argue with them! LOL! His MELD is probably still pretty low, unless something drastic has changed in the last two months, but listed is listed, in my book!
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