Blue Cross Overturns Decision, Approves Stem Cell Transplant Coverage

Date (2015-01-09)

Lori Mills has been approved to receive a stem cell transplant under her Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage.

The insurance company has overturned its previous denial from the summer of 2014.

In a letter Mills received January 2, 2015, Blue Cross states the company will now pay for the potentially life-changing procedure.

“I know it’s going to be a shot at a whole new life for me” Mills said today.

She added, “I know that because of our previous interview, it really helped get this approval letter because whenever I call they talk about it.”

She suffers from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or CIDP. Her immune system attacks her nervous system. She shakes, has numbness, and it impairs her movement.

Doctors told her a stem cell transplant could be the cure.

 

 

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