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Post Info TOPIC: Health insurers in N.Y.S. agree to change policies on covering hepC


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Bout time! 



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Wendy 53 y/o, DX 1994, geno 1A F1

1999 TX 1 - Inter -non responder 2001 TX 2 - Peg + Riba - viral load tripled and taken off

T3:  Harvoni 12 weeks Sept. 19, 2015 ALT 41 AST 30 VL 541800 UND at EOT and SVR 24 ALT 18 AST 26 platelets 223

 



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Matt Chris wrote:

All Right! 

About time they understand the benefits of "Harvoni" for all patients regardless of there current condition.

matt 


 Actually if they are smart they will come to understand that early treatment, when numbers are lower, a patient is more likely to qualify for the 8 week course. That would save them quite a bit in the long run.

If they turn away a low number VL and F score, and want them to come back when they are worse off they are shooting themselves in the foot.

 

JimmyK



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All Right! 

About time they understand the benefits of "Harvoni" for all patients regardless of there current condition.

matt 



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Congrats! That is great news!

If I had to guess, based on your sig line, 8 weeks Harvoni.

Best of luck to you!

 

JimmyK



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Hey Thomas,

This is great news indeed! I moved your post to Hep C News and will add it to our news feed as well. This is the kind of forward thinking, common sense action that needs to happen everywhere. Now we have to get Medicaid and Medicare onboard. Looks like that is under discussion as well. Thanks for posting this!

New York Insurers Change Policy



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Buffalo News, April 27th

 

The seven insurers have reached an agreement with  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to allow improved access to meds needed to fight hepC. Prior to the agreement, a number of the insurers restricted access to the medications by requiring members to develop advanced disease, such as liver scarring; denied coverage if the member used alcohol or drugs; or required only permitted specialists to authorize treatment.

The seven insurers must make the changes in their policies within 45 days and notify any patients whose coverage previously was rejected that they may now be eligible for treatment.

 

AWESOME- Guess I don't have to quit my very limited use of medical grade marijuanasmile



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