Home         Forums  

Go Back   Marrowforums > Practical Issues > Insurance, Finances, Disability, Veterans Benefits
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Insurance, Finances, Disability, Veterans Benefits Your finances, insurance, job issues, and veterans benefits

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old Tue Aug 30, 2011, 03:46 PM
agonzalez agonzalez is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 13
MDS to CML

My father was first diagnosed with MDS a little over a year ago at the Veteran's hospital in Chicago, IL, but his last bone marrow biopsy done at a different hospital showed it is now Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. He stopped going to the Veteran hospital because we felt they weren't helping him.

My father is currently seeing a specialist at a different hospital who wants to start him on Vidaza treatments soon but he is on Medicare (disability)which doesn't cover everything.

He was told to apply for supplemental insurance in Oct. 15 (BlueCross BlueShield) but it won't be effective until Jan 1st.

Does anyone have any ideas on what he can do in the meantime to help pay his medical bills? He just got a billing statement from the hospital he was recently in for 2 weeks that states $114,000 which he will have to pay a good portion of.


Thank you,
Amy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Tue Aug 30, 2011, 06:44 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
Owner
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 2,492
Amy,

I suggest that you check out the Celgene Patient Support website. Celgene is the maker of Vidaza and perhaps they can help your father if he starts on Vidaza.

Other possibilities:Finally, you can look at a list of organizations on our Medical Resources page and read other threads here in the Insurance, Finances, Disability forum.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Thu Oct 27, 2011, 12:08 AM
usaf1125 usaf1125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Stoughton, MA
Posts: 66
Smile finances

contact the healthwell foundation at www.healthwell.org
__________________
82 yr. old male. Diagnosed in 2003. Started Blood infusion 1/5/2004, average of 2 units every 2 weeks. Inject Procrit weekly 40,000 ML. I have had 344 units of PRC. E Mail leojean@comcast.net
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Thu Oct 27, 2011, 12:19 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
Owner
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 2,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by usaf1125 View Post
contact the healthwell foundation at www.healthwell.org
I think you mean healthwellfoundation.org.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MDS - VA assigns diagnostic code 7725 Tommy Daniels MDS 4 Sun Jan 22, 2017 03:51 PM
MDS and CML? bailie MDS 1 Sun Apr 5, 2015 04:35 PM
New Tool: MDS Classification Marrowforums Site Announcements 7 Tue Jan 4, 2011 05:12 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Forum sites may contain non-authoritative and unverified information.
Medical decisions should be made in consultation with qualified medical professionals.
Site contents exclusive of member posts Copyright 2006-2019 Marrowforums.org