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Provigil and insurance coverage

Posted by curtm on September 3, 2006, at 7:18:26

Provigil is intended for use with narcolepsy and sleep disorders, but has shown to have some effect treating symptoms of depression. My pdoc prescribed it to me due to depression which apparently is causing some sleepiness and fatigue, among other symptoms.

My insurance denied coverage of the prescription I assume due to the *off-use* of the medicine. If that is the case, what are the chances that in the future this medicine is reviewed and classed as a treatment for depression and insurance companies will cover it? Does anyone know if this is common? If so, what normally causes this to take place? Should I call or write someone to voice my opinion?

If they change their policy, I assume I will have to keep checking with them to make sure if it will be covered or not.

On another note, What if I go to my family physician and explain this to him...maybe I can get him to prescribe it to me under the intentional use and could get it covered by my insurance?





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