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Is Sculptra Treatment Covered By Medi-cal

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Extension of Medi-Cal to Bolster Help to HIV Patients

In September, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation extending Medi-Cal coverage to all uninsured Californians who have HIV but have not progressed to AIDS. Previously, only those with AIDS were covered by the state medical insurance program.... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

When Medi-Cal Says "No" to Serostim

Medi-Cal recipients can obtain Serostim, a human-growth hormone which is prescribed to control HIV wasting syndrome, as one of the drugs covered by the program. Because HIV wasting syndrome is not simply a decrease in body weight, but in fact... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Medi-Cal Change Raises Concerns

California recently notified approximately 150 HIV/AIDS patients on Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program, that on Feb. 28 it will stop paying private health insurance premiums through the Health Insurance Premium Payment program. The reason cited... Read more »
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Sculptra covered by insurance

I don't really have a question however, I have information. I am currently covered by Kaiser Permenante Southern California. I have tried for over six month to get coverage for Sculptra. I have finally received my first treatment. Kaiser...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for that importance information. KH... Read more »

Is Sculptra covered by Blue Cross?

I am meeting with a doctor to have sculptra injections for facial wasting. Is this covered by insurance or do I need to get it approved beforehand?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Insurance coverage for Sculptra and similar products has been a challenge. However, some folks have recently been successful in getting coverage. (See below.) Your HIV specialist and the plastic surgeon who will be injecting the Sculptra may... Read more »

Medicaid coverage of Sculptra treatment?

i live in atlanta georgia..i want to know if georgia's medicaid program pays any amounts for sculptra injections. and are ther any drs. that do this procedure and accepts medicaid. if not, are there any other programs available that would help...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry, but I have not heard of Medicaid programs paying for the costs of Sculptra or facial filler injections. If there is a local case management organization, you could check with them to see what options are available. As you probably know, the... Read more »

Ramsell/ADAP refusing to recognize Medi-Cal documents

I re-enrolled for ADAP this year. I've been on it for the last 12 years. I was told I had to apply for Medi-Cal and was given the LA address to go to. I called Medi-Cal for an office closer to my home, and was advised by Medi-Cal I could apply...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Medi-Cal, unlike Social Security, requires you to apply at "your" Medi-Cal office based on your address, even if one is closer. My first question would be what are your chances of receiving Medi-Cal? If you have over $2,000 in the bank,... Read more »
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Medi-Cal suspends drugs

Posted by Anonymous
(A letter sent to me, dated April 1,2005, from Sandra Shewry (Director of Dept. of Health Services, California):
Effective June 1,2005, Medi-cal is suspending several drugs from the list of drugs automatically available for your doctor to prescribe... Read more »

Sculptra for Lipotrophy

Posted by riverprincess
I have had numerous treatments with Sculptra and other facial fillers and would like to hear from others that have also had these injections and how they found the results to be as favorable as they expected or not so favorable. I am also... Read more »

Sculptra

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can anyone tell me about 1st hand experience with Sculptra. I'd like to know how many visits, and followup after initial treatment, how server was the wasting to begin with, are you happy with the outcome. My partner and I have been together for... Read more »

facial wasting treatment- lipoatrophy

Posted by douglass
I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT FOR FACIAL WASTING DOWN IN NORFOLK VA AT THE "SKIN A MEDICAL SPA"- RESULTS ARE AMAZING. MY SCULPTRA AND RADIANCE WERE OBTAINED THROUGH PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE TOTAL COST FOR THE INJECTIONS IS AROUND $2000.... Read more »