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cschwab

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Insurance denies IVIG Treatment for transplants!
« on: December 14, 2012, 05:22:53 AM »
Necessary Expansion of IVIG Treatment under Medicare

This firm represents the transplant surgeons at the Indiana University Hospital and the surgeons desire that a particular Medicare contractor expand its coverage of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment.

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS) is a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 5 and Jurisdiction 8 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Indiana and Michigan), as well as a Legacy Medicare Part B contractor for Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.  According to its website, WPS
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Re: Insurance denies IVIG Treatment for transplants!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 08:29:07 PM »
Has there been any response on this?

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Re: Insurance denies IVIG Treatment for transplants!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 05:38:58 PM »
No, I haven't heard anymore about this.  But I posted it for them as promised.
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