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Author Topic: Dental coverage and Hep C  (Read 105 times)

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Offline seanT2

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Dental coverage and Hep C
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:55:36 pm »
Hi, I had hep c for years (transfusion as baby for cleft lip repair) and have been cleared of it by Vikeria Pak/Ribavirin. Looking into it, it's clear that some of my dental issues likely stemmed from both having a cleft lip and having the hep c/treatment as ribavirin can cause dry mouth . I know that straight dental won't cover all the work I need but does anyone know about trying to get medical to cover it if it's not clearly just cosmetic/wasn't drugs or neglect, but the result of a medical condition? I have United for medical, delta for dental. Trying to research before fighting it out with insurance. Any insight appreciated.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Dental coverage and Hep C
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 01:35:06 am »
Why do you feel your insurance cover your dental work?
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!

 


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