The UHC rep. couldn't tell me why it wasn't being covered. She said my policy has coverage for infusion medications. However, when she punched in Remicade the diagnosis code came up as Rheumatoid Arthritis. So, I am wondering if that's the problem. They don't have Remicade preapproved in their system for Ulcerative Colitis. She told me the review process will take 30 days unless I can get them to accept it as an urgent request. I can't imagine being stuck on prednisone for another two months... I am feeling pretty sad. :o(
Originally Diagnosed: 7/08 Mild left sided UC
Current Flare started: 12/26/09, re-diagnosed with pancolitis.
Current Meds: Prednisone 20mg, Imuran 150mg, Starting Remicade in the next week or two, Lexapro (10mg), lunesta (3mg).
Past Meds: Mesalamine Enemas, Canasa, Hydrocortisone Enema & Supp. Oral Mesalamine Intolerant.
Supplements: Multivitamin, Fish Oil, C, Iron, D, Calcium, Potassium, Bio-K, Tumeric, Boswellia.