waiting on Remicade

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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been waiting for weeks now to start Remicade.  I think the insurance may be holding up the process.  Do you think if I went to the hospital ER they'd give it to me??
has anyone encountered this problem?  solution??
Thanks for the help.

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   Posted 1/31/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I get it done in my doctors office so I didn't need a pre-cert from the insurance company.

Remicade and 6MP

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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I am positive that won't give it to you at the er! Have you called your insurance company yourself? What does your gi office say about the hold up?

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   Posted 1/31/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My insurance took over 6 weeks to approve the treatments the very first time I got them. It's a long process considering the cost of the med. I also get my treatments at the dr office but it's not billed as a regular visit so it had to be preapproved. Hoepfully they will get it done quick. Try giving them a call to see where things are at. GOOD LUCK!
Fibromyalgia DX March 2003
Crohn's DX Jan 2006 (Symptoms since 96-Misdiagnosed as "female" problems-Major flare during pregnancy in 05 which lead to DX)
1st resection July 2007
Currently on Remicade/8 weeks

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   Posted 1/31/2008 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I was admitted to the hospital in Las Vegas and they hadn't even heard of remicade!  Kept me for a week while I lost 20 pounds and sent me home.  Now that I am in Iowa, my doctor was on it.  It took a few weeks with the insurance because it costs almost 5,000.  Needless to say, the insurance put up a fight but it is taken care of now.

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   Posted 2/1/2008 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would call your insurance co. and find out whats the hold up.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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