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suzeq
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So the new law in CT (and others before) allowing drs a broader range of treatment for Lyme -- are there implications for how insurance companies will need to respond?

Specifically, I understand insurance cos don't want to pay (which is typical whenever possible) for the long antibiotic treatments etc. some require. Do you think the legal steps by some states will give us more support for getting payments now or in the future?

My husband is at the very beginning of this part of the journey, we have an appt with an LLMD next Friday and I'm starting to learn about what insurance hurdles may be ahead. Suzeq

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It has only passed the house and has to pass the Senate although I am not too concerned since it was 137 to 0!

However it will not affect insurance paying...it will most likely lead to that but not just yet!

I really like the timing of this though. With the IDSA new panel still in session(s) and being spear headed by ground 0 state of Lyme and CT being the one to file the case against the IDSA - I feel they are sending a strong message to them.

Science can have the debate but until they get it straight patients should not be suffering and they wont allow it.

This law, once passed fully, should follow to other states.

Once that is implemented by a state then the next step will be a law prohibiting insurance companies from denying payments.

One step at a time...and this was a good one!!!

I hope the new panel is listening!

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i do suggest following this up with one of the leaders in conn. on this to see if they have discussed this if
"grandfathering" this in would allow them to pay for any existing folks vs. being brand new to all of this...

it's something to be discussed now and NOT overlooked.

cdc site tincup stated changed what they had on there about following infectious drs. guidelines.

i've not been to site.

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They wont "grandfather" it in for sure and it is not about insurance unfortunatley. Super great that cdc has made some changes!! That is fantastic!!

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