Stelara on Self Administered Drug List

April 08, 2014

As of January 2, Stelara has been added to the Medicare Self Administered Drug list.

Disclosure Forms

Several insurance providers created policies that require patients to sign and complete their form when the provider/facility is not a participating provider with the insurance company. Physicians are required to have his/her patient complete the insurance provider’s form when he/she refers a patient to any out of network provider. At this time, Aetna, United HealthCare and Cigna have adopted these policies.

Billing services are now in-house

As of March 3, 2014, Altus Infusion has made the transition to its own billing department to bill claims.

Foundation funding update

HWF will no longer fund any Autoimmune diseases in 2014. HWF will notify patients with a letter, however providers will not be notified. As of January 2014, HWF representatives are unaware of any changes with funding for Osteoporosis in 2014 and mentioned there is still funds currently available for Lupus, Chronic Gout, and Chron’s/Ulcerative Colitis. Representatives from PANF and PAF are unaware of any changes to come with funding availability in the new year.