Jun 27, 2012 - 9:32 pm
We have just learned that our insurance company will not pay for the formula we are using for the J tube. And I just learned that we are being charged $315.00 per case of 24 – 250 ml cans of the stuff. Calculates to somewhere around $2000 a month and we’ve been told to expect to need it through at least mid Sept.
The formula we are using is what the doctors have “prescribed” and we’ve been getting it through the Cancer Center Medical Supply Store. We are going to do our best to fight to get this covered, the nurse I talked to seemed to think if the doctor writes a letter, it will convince the insurance company to cover it, crossing my fingers… In the mean time, does anyone have suggestions for alternative formulas and/or is this something we can make ourselves. Seems like it shouldn’t be that difficult as long as we get the right nutritional values and a really good blender/food processor. I will talk to the nutritionist at the cancer center, but wanted to see if I could get any other opinions or feedback on the subject.