Medical Coverage in your state

Medical Coverage in your state

Avatar of Katie

Medical Coverage in your state

August 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

Several friends on here have asked me how to go about finding information for their state's coverage of formula and/or food... I found a few articles that might be able to assist you in answering these questions... Also, parents who have children with PKU children and adults with PKU know it is not easy information to find out... you pretty much have to dig to find these answers so I hope this will be of help for you! The first article below is a chart of coverage in each state... This article was published based on laws passed in 1994 or prior to 1994, so some information may have changed... http://www.pkunews.org/rights/lobby6.htm The second article offers information to both PKU adults and parents of PKU children of how to go about lobbying insurance benefits. http://www.pkunews.org/rights/lobby1.htm I hope this helps those of you who were asking me information, and everyone else who did not know their own state coverage... if you need any further information, you can look at the website where I gathered this research which is www.pkunews.org Best of luck, Katie : )

3 Reviews of Medical Coverage in your state

  1. Registered: May 5, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    We used to have that problem in AR but, my mom had helped people get some coverage over the formula saying that it is needed.

  2. Registered: Apr 24, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Cornwall, New York

    That is what happened with me too, Sarah… When I went from formula to phlexy-10 pills, they tried telling me they would not cover it… My mom fought them like crazy and got her way too! Now, I am having issues since I switched to Camino-pro drinks… I will win it too haha… Even though the pills and drinks may not fall under the category of a formula powder mix, they are still considered formula for PKU patients…

  3. Registered: Apr 24, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Cornwall, New York

    New York State Insurance law that guides coverage for enteral formulas. Enteral formulas (such as Phlexy-10 or camino drinks ARE NOT MEDICAL FOODS AND SHOULD NOT BE CHARGED TO YOUR MEDICAL FOOD LIMIT—

    http://www.neocate.com/aaa_neocate/_download/reimbursement/New_York.pdf

Add Comment Register



Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Processing your request, Please wait....

    Archives

Quick Poll
Which of the following best describes you?
Parent/caregiver of an infant with PKU
Parent/caregiver of a child with PKU
Teenager with PKU
Adult with PKU
Grandparent of a child with PKU
Know someone with PKU
Healthcare professional