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Yervoy Approval and Assistance for Insurance

Forums General Melanoma Community Yervoy Approval and Assistance for Insurance

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    EricNJill
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      I just wanted to update you.  After being denied by the insurance for the Yervoy, Eric's Oncologist had us submit assistance paperwork through Bristol Myers.  Bristol Myers contacted United Health Care and got them to approve the coverage of the drug!

      So don't give up, even if the insurance says they will not cover the drug Bristol Myers will work with your insurance company to get it covered.

      Good Luck, JillNEric in OH

      I just wanted to update you.  After being denied by the insurance for the Yervoy, Eric's Oncologist had us submit assistance paperwork through Bristol Myers.  Bristol Myers contacted United Health Care and got them to approve the coverage of the drug!

      So don't give up, even if the insurance says they will not cover the drug Bristol Myers will work with your insurance company to get it covered.

      Good Luck, JillNEric in OH

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        Ranisa
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          What great news!!!

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          Ranisa
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            What great news!!!

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            jag
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              That is very helpful to know Jill, I hope that Eric responds well to Yervoy.

              Regards

              John

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              jag
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                That is very helpful to know Jill, I hope that Eric responds well to Yervoy.

                Regards

                John

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                Carol Taylor
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                  Jill,

                  What a HUGE Hallelujah moment for you & Eric!  Prayers that all goes well and that he responds!  When will he start?

                  Grace and peace,

                  Carol

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                  Carol Taylor
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                    Jill,

                    What a HUGE Hallelujah moment for you & Eric!  Prayers that all goes well and that he responds!  When will he start?

                    Grace and peace,

                    Carol

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                    Sherron
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                      Way to go Jill….Keep fighting for your man…I am so happy  for you and Eric!

                      Take Care,

                      Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

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                        Vermont_Donna
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                          TERRIFIC news Jill and Eric! May it be the miracle drug for you as it was for me!!

                          Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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                          Vermont_Donna
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                            TERRIFIC news Jill and Eric! May it be the miracle drug for you as it was for me!!

                            Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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                          Sherron
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                            Way to go Jill….Keep fighting for your man…I am so happy  for you and Eric!

                            Take Care,

                            Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

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                            MichaelFL
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                              Good for you both. Glad it was quick too.

                              Michael

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                              MichaelFL
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                                Good for you both. Glad it was quick too.

                                Michael

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                                ValinMtl
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                                  What excellent news!  I'm just so happy that Eric can start it now rather than later!  Val

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                                  ValinMtl
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                                    What excellent news!  I'm just so happy that Eric can start it now rather than later!  Val

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                                    washoegal
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                                      Great precedence.  Thanks for being so persistent.

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                                      washoegal
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                                        Great precedence.  Thanks for being so persistent.

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                                        FormerCaregiver
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                                          That's fantastic news! You have a great attitude, and now you also have a real
                                          glimmer of hope!

                                          Frank from Australia

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                                          FormerCaregiver
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                                            That's fantastic news! You have a great attitude, and now you also have a real
                                            glimmer of hope!

                                            Frank from Australia

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                                            EricNJill
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                                              Eric has scans on Tuesday, April 19th and he will get his first dose of Yervoy on Wednesday, April 20th.

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                                              EricNJill
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                                                Eric has scans on Tuesday, April 19th and he will get his first dose of Yervoy on Wednesday, April 20th.

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                                                  Carol Taylor
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                                                    Wonderful, Jill!  You did good!  All the best to Eric, prayers are continuing to flow.

                                                    Grace and peace,

                                                    Carol

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                                                    Carol Taylor
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                                                      Wonderful, Jill!  You did good!  All the best to Eric, prayers are continuing to flow.

                                                      Grace and peace,

                                                      Carol

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                                                      Jerry from Cape Cod
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                                                        Jill,

                                                        Thanks for the good news.  You are a formidable advocate!

                                                        Jerry from Cape Cod

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                                                        Jerry from Cape Cod
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                                                          Jill,

                                                          Thanks for the good news.  You are a formidable advocate!

                                                          Jerry from Cape Cod

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                                                        tennisgirl
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                                                          Jill:   This is great news!  We all need an advocate like you in our corner.  Please keep us all posted on Eric's progress.  Keep on keeping on!

                                                           

                                                          Marian

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                                                          tennisgirl
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                                                            Jill:   This is great news!  We all need an advocate like you in our corner.  Please keep us all posted on Eric's progress.  Keep on keeping on!

                                                             

                                                            Marian

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                                                            Lori C
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                                                              Continued good thoughts & prayers for Eric – he has an amazing amount of determination and fight and I am very glad that he will be able to get this drug in time.  May he have excellent results!

                                                               

                                                              Lori

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                                                                theonlydrea
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                                                                  Good luck Jill think of you guys often! Youre a strong woman! He’s lucky to have you fighting by his side

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                                                                  theonlydrea
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                                                                    Good luck Jill think of you guys often! Youre a strong woman! He’s lucky to have you fighting by his side

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                                                                  Lori C
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                                                                    Continued good thoughts & prayers for Eric – he has an amazing amount of determination and fight and I am very glad that he will be able to get this drug in time.  May he have excellent results!

                                                                     

                                                                    Lori

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                                                                    jeffjohn78
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                                                                      Hi Jill,

                                                                       

                                                                      I used to work for a medical insurance company (won't say which one :) ) and particularly for big dollar treatments such as Yervoy, often the practice is to deny at first, then approve those that file grievnces, or get a 3rd party to intervene as you did, which ws the right move!  This way they don't have to pay for the ones who do not appeal.  Sad but true….

                                                                       

                                                                      Jeff

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                                                                        POW
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                                                                          Thanks, Jeff and Jill. This is very valuable information for all of us to bear in mind. We too seldom think to ask the doctors and the pharmaceutical companies to help us with financial matters. Your experience and advice are excellent!

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                                                                          POW
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                                                                            Thanks, Jeff and Jill. This is very valuable information for all of us to bear in mind. We too seldom think to ask the doctors and the pharmaceutical companies to help us with financial matters. Your experience and advice are excellent!

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                                                                            POW
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                                                                              Thanks, Jeff and Jill. This is very valuable information for all of us to bear in mind. We too seldom think to ask the doctors and the pharmaceutical companies to help us with financial matters. Your experience and advice are excellent!

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                                                                            jeffjohn78
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                                                                              Hi Jill,

                                                                               

                                                                              I used to work for a medical insurance company (won't say which one :) ) and particularly for big dollar treatments such as Yervoy, often the practice is to deny at first, then approve those that file grievnces, or get a 3rd party to intervene as you did, which ws the right move!  This way they don't have to pay for the ones who do not appeal.  Sad but true….

                                                                               

                                                                              Jeff

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                                                                              jeffjohn78
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                                                                                Hi Jill,

                                                                                 

                                                                                I used to work for a medical insurance company (won't say which one :) ) and particularly for big dollar treatments such as Yervoy, often the practice is to deny at first, then approve those that file grievnces, or get a 3rd party to intervene as you did, which ws the right move!  This way they don't have to pay for the ones who do not appeal.  Sad but true….

                                                                                 

                                                                                Jeff

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