Well after two and a half weeks of waiting in the dark, I finally got a slew of phone calls today and have my first Remicade appointment set up for next Tuesday, February 3rd. Best part is, I only have to pay $45 for the medication itself... Not sure about
the hospital costs, BUT... I also got a call from Centocor/AccessOne today and they said that I qualified for the RemiStart program!
So they said all I have to do is when I receive the EOB from my insurance company, I mail/fax it to them and then they will send me a debit card with the amount that I'm responsible for that they will pay and I just pay my hospital bills with that. So cool!
I'm really excited now so I just had to share the news. Almost there!! Now I'm just crossing my fingers that it actually works!
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...
Currently on no UC meds, just waiting to be started on Remicade. 2 weeks waiting so far.. Ugh..