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Despite New Changes, Highmark Policy Still Threatens Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
Date:3/21/2011

n. We provided reasonable suggestions based on medical evidence that are in the best interest of the patients, yet allow the company to consider costs."

IDF has asked that any Highmark policy should:

  • Not determine the specific IgG therapy a patient must use
  • Ensure that patients already stabilized on an IgG therapy not be switched to another therapy without medical cause
  • Allow physicians an opportunity to prescribe an alternative if they determine it is in the best interest of the patient
  • Better inform patients and physicians about its policy plans and gain direct feedback on their recommendations.

For more information about "Highmark Is Not My Doctor", visit the campaign's blog at www.HighmarkIsNotMyDoctor.com or www.primaryimmune.org.

About the Immune Deficiency Foundation

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education, and research.  www.primaryimmune.org


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