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Author Topic: Waiting For Approval!!!  (Read 15264 times)

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Offline ducky59

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Waiting For Approval!!!
« on: February 23, 2015, 10:01:43 am »
 :o  Thank You for being here, this is my 3rd tx rodeo!!!  I'm happy about this one because I don't have to take that Shot & Ribo!!!  ;D

I guess I should be use to the waiting game also, but each time it's different because of the politics and cost. So I'm going to ask just to get an idea of how long. I was going to take a part time job, but I don't think that would be a good idea right now. The co-pays would probably take all the pay! I think I'll wait until tx's over and just go back to work full time!!!  That sounds real good!

Again, thank you and good luck all!!!
Ducky


DX: 2005
Cronic Hep C 1A
2006 Biopsy: Stage 3
VR-40,000+
2015: Stage 4 well comp. Cirrosis
VR-1+ml
2005 tx w/Peg/Ribo...relapse
2008 tx w/Peg/Ribo...relapse
2011 tx w/Peg/Ribo/Incivek...relapse



Offline Islandgirl

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 11:36:53 am »
Welcome ducky59 and good luck on receiving your treatment approval.  How long did your doc request? 24 wks, I'm assuming based on your posted history.  Hope you get approval and the meds soon!  Sending you positive healing light and energy  ...Islandgirl
1b, treatment naive, positive for Hep C since 1994; thought to be transmitted via blood transfusions in 1976
Started Harvoni 12/3/14, EOT 2/25/15
12/31/14 labs - Virus Undetected, ALT/18, AST/34
3/25/15 labs - 1 mo post 12 wk Harvoni TX Virus Undetected!!  :) ....Islandgirl

Offline ducky59

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 12:09:41 pm »
Thanks IslandGirl....Oh Yes, I forgot to add that my doc sent for approval on Feb. 17th for a 24 wk. tx. I'd really like to start by March 1. My 1st grand child will be arriving the first week of July, so that would end my tx the beginning of Aug.

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 04:41:42 pm »
Hi ducky, did u get approved yet?    I just got approved and I start this week, can't wait, it's only been 20 yrs for me, so I'm ready to get going and kill this devil!

Hope u start soon,

God bless ,
I'm in your corner, pulling for Ya !
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline ducky59

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 06:59:09 pm »
Hello, no  :( I haven't got approved yet  :-\ .  How long have you been waiting from your insurance for the approval?  Good Luck! and I'll be here for you!!!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 10:14:13 pm »
Hi Ducky

Can I ask if you have Express Scripts I have an inside email for them from when I was fighting for approval as they initially denied treatment.

If you do you could try emailing this address

ExpressRxHelp@express-scripts.com

And explain your situation including your member ID and contact information.

I also saw you referenced copay concerns Gilead has a web site My Support Path which will pay all but 5 dollars of copay for those who qualify this is for either Sovaldi or Harvoni

http://www.mysupportpath.com/

Providers and patients can call 1-855-7-MYPATH (1-855-769-7284) for assistance

https://www.harvoni.com/co-pay-coupon-registration?evo_source=MYSUPPORTPATH&_ga=1.145389236.1277595550.1420967389

Pay no more than $5 per co-pay for HARVONI
We believe that cost should not be a barrier to receiving treatment. That’s why the makers of HARVONI offer a co-pay coupon. If you are eligible, you may pay no more than $5 per co-pay. Some restrictions may apply. See Terms and Conditions below.

Good luck
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 10:31:14 pm »
Hello, no  :( I haven't got approved yet  :-\ .  How long have you been waiting from your insurance for the approval?  Good Luck! and I'll be here for you!!!

Hello ducky, I waited about 3 weeks and got approved, I'm f4, a3 ,no previous treatment, tested pos in95, probably had the virus since 76, I had one denial until they, got the fibro test last Friday, I have united healthcare and cvs/ Caremark, I waited for the harvoni and I'm hopeful we can clear this thing while I still have some liver.
Hope u get approved soon, God bless.
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline ducky59

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 12:06:39 pm »
Hi Bubba T, wow 3 wks, thats not bad at all. I'm with Medicare & Medicaid so hopefully they'll be on board as fast. I'd like to be finished before the heat of August rolls in! I'm reading alot about the meds and still can't believe we won't go through the horrors of the past treatments, but I'll take it! Good Luck and if I can help let me know, this will be my 4th tx. ugh

Offline ducky59

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 12:33:59 pm »
WHOA!!!  Just got the call from the Pharmacy!!!  I got approved!!!  My meds will be here Monday!!!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2015, 12:20:05 am »
Awesome that is great congrats!!!!! 8)
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Anita13

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2015, 12:22:56 pm »
Good luck Ducky. My husband is on Treatment # 3 as well. Two weeks on Harvoni and his viral load is down to 76. Hope you get it soon.

Offline ducky59

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 04:27:23 pm »
 ;D  Great News for Hubby Anita!!!  I love that this drug actually stops the hep from relicating, such good news for us!  Hope he feels well and hope we can keep in touch...  ::)

Offline Anita13

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 10:37:14 am »
Without a doubt. Nobody else in the world understands this life except others with the disease. Other people always get the attitude that somehow you caused the problem and so you deserve the effects. Such BS. These websites are a haven for all of us effected by this disease, patients and families alike. Good luck to you in your fight for Harvoni. Anita.

Offline sapphire101

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 11:20:14 am »
Congrats Ducky. This is indeed a whole new rodeo where the sun is shining and every cowboy wins the giant golden belt buckle.
best wishes for a smooth ride.

Anita13 you are right on with your comments and this forum is truly a haven of caring like minded people. I have not found any other forums to be of this quality. Are there any other websites that you would recommend?
Sapphire101
Genotype 1a Fibrosis level 1
Viekira Pak with ribavirin 12 weeks
Pre treatment  VL  1.7 million, AST 45 ALT 65
EOT VL not detected, AST 21 ALT 21
12 week SVR not detected,24 week SVR not detected.
Cured! Class of 2015

Offline catladyx

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Re: Waiting For Approval!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 10:34:34 am »
Hi there, Good luck to you! I am also awaiting approval. I know the feelings you feel! I hope we're both approved. Soon.
dx 2010
Geno 1a
probably infected 1992

 


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