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Starting Arikayce - nervous

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Jan 22, 2020 | Replies (85)

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Hi Sounder. I have been busy with Arikayce! My doctor was required to fill out more paperwork (prior authorization) for my Part D insurer but they did authorize coverage. My copay is reasonable and I did not go through the screening for the manufacturer's pay assistance. A huge box with the drug and other material arrived this morning and the nurse was available to start me up tomorrow. However, I need to shop for a few required items. Also, I prefer not to do my first alone treatments on the weekend when it would be impossible to contact my doctor if something goes wrong. I am starting on Tuesday morning.
Where are you in the process?

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Rits. I am a bit behind you. My doc filled out his paperwork but didn’t get my signature and so is snail mailing it to me and I will bring it back to him. I will be several weeks behind you I think. I understand what you are saying about wanting to begin the medication when you are able to reach your doc easily. I live alone and feel the same way. I will let you know about my qualification for coverage. My part d prescription plan does not cover the Aricayce