My experience is that Insurance typically denies coverage initially. Your doctor then appeals. Insurance usually then approves.
Even with approval, your out-of-pocket/copay may still be astronomical. No worries though, Genentech can connect you with copay assistance providers, if needed. This may bring your actual copay to $0, or nearly $0.
Get to know your PAL at Genentech. They will be a tremendous help in this somewhat scary process.
SMA News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.