iv rocephin and insurance

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masonsmom
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
my dad, who has now been bedridden for 3 weeks has a picc line put in on tuesday and his first dose of rocephin in the hospital. my mom and he have been waiting for insurance approval since then and he hasn't had another dose. did anybody else have trouble with insurance covering iv drugs? what will he do if they deny it?
cheryl
ps: the next day he was sitting up in a chair-feeling stronger.

tswag
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   

They will probably cover 28 days (because as we all know that's all you need to get cured, wouldn't that be nice)  I am on my second round.Stopped after the first 28 days due to insurance stopping payment and kick myself everyday.  I was doing so well. 

Now insurance won't pay a dime, and I spend $700 a week.

 


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Babs and Bart Positive
Infected Nov 04
Dx 9/07


masonsmom
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
what about the generic form?

tswag
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   Posted 10/16/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on the generic form.
$350 to compound (mix the meds)
$125 supplies
$125 weekly nurse
$125 meds

Per week
Igenex and CDC positive
Babs and Bart Positive
Infected Nov 04
Dx 9/07


LF1980
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   Posted 10/26/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys...that is crazy. My doctor sells it for $40 a day. She mixes it and everything. Plus she gets the heparin and saline donated from other patients that don't need it or have insurance coverage.
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