Reply To: Insurance Coverage

February 14, 2013 at 4:14 am

are you sure that your diagnosis was written properly on the insurance paperwork? I ran into difficulty with Anthem BCBS because a Dr had written peripheral neuropathy instead of cidp.

You always have the option of appealing their decision not to cover, each state probably has a different appeal process, where I live, the 3rd level appeal involves the state insurance board.  I have had success at that level, where the state overturned BCBS’s decision and they were required to pay.

Possibly the insurance company required a less expensive treatment be tried prior to ivig —-meaning prednisone.

They should have put a code on the denial letter that showed WHY they denied the treatment.

good luck with it, dealing with insurance companies can be stressful.