LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Insurance won't cover Bicillin. Anybody know where to buy at more affordable price?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Insurance won't cover Bicillin. Anybody know where to buy at more affordable price?
hildy0521
Member
Member # 25133

Icon 1 posted      Profile for hildy0521     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does anyone know where I can get Bicillin at a more affordable price? My insurance won't cover the injections.

Thanks!

Hildy

Posts: 29 | From Texas | Registered: Mar 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jasek
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 12395

Icon 1 posted      Profile for jasek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hildy I am sending you a P.M. Jasek
Posts: 161 | From midwest | Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
blinkie
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 14470

Icon 1 posted      Profile for blinkie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mexico, I hear...from my Dr, actually!
Posts: 1104 | From N.California | Registered: Jan 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WildCondor
Unregistered


Icon 1 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ask your doctor to write a letter of medical necessity to give to your insurance company.
IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jasek
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 12395

Icon 1 posted      Profile for jasek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wild Condor, I have been doing that for years and just kept getting rejected.Never could get a resonable explanation except something about "reformulation" All I remember is that it cost me 35.$ every time my Dr. submitted a letter.
Posts: 161 | From midwest | Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lou
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 81

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lou     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Can you appeal this decision in your state? Many states have independent appeal procedures, but you have to go thru the ins co appeal procedure first. There are definite steps to take, read your contract.

Also, the CALDA/Lyme Times website has a special issue on this subject.

Posts: 8430 | From Not available | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
momofthree
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 19490

Icon 1 posted      Profile for momofthree     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Please contact these people. They are working with Dr. Burriscano to help Lyme patients find affordable meds. They will work with your insurance company or without. I got my IV rocephin down to $22.50 a day. They are now checking on a price for the mepron my daughter is on. www.hometech-rx.com
Posts: 303 | From green bay, wi | Registered: Mar 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
momofthree
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 19490

Icon 1 posted      Profile for momofthree     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I forgot to add that this is an american company sending us american medicine
Posts: 303 | From green bay, wi | Registered: Mar 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Rumigirl
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 15091

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Rumigirl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My insurance company wouldn't authorize it either (and I couldn't get it without preauthorization). Ridiculous! BUT, when I asked, they said if I bought it out-of-pocket, and submitted it under Medical, not pharmacy benefits, they would cover it 100%!

You could ask if it's the same with your company. If so, ask to have it in writing that it will be covered that way. \\Or maybe you could get it covered through Medical, but have the pharmacy bill the insurance company.

Otherwise, fight this!

Posts: 3753 | From around | Registered: Mar 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sammi
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 110

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Sammi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hildy, make sure you find out why they won't cover it. My insurance also said Bicillin shots were not covered. When I asked further they said it wasn't covered because it is not a self-injectable med.

After more questions, I learned that it would be covered if and only if I went to a doctor's office to get the injection. Not convenient, but this is what I did to have it covered.

Ask questions. They may not tell you how it could be covered unless you ask.

Posts: 4680 | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.