What is Euflexxa?
Euflexxa is a prescription injectable drug used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Euflexxa contains synthetic hyaluronan which interferes with inflammatory substances like prostaglandins and cytokines. These substances are known to cause joint swelling and pain. There is some evidence that Euflexxa can also increase the body’s natural production of hyaluronan. Those who have been unable to find relief through more conservative treatments could benefit from using Euflexxa.
The key ingredient in Euflexxa is extracted from biologically modified bacteria. Those with osteoarthritis—also known as “wear-and-tear” arthritis—can significantly benefit from an injection of Euflexxa in the joint which is stiff and painful. If you’ve received a Euflexxa insurance denial, you could benefit significantly from speaking to a knowledgeable insurance denial attorney from the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky.
Who Needs Euflexxa?
If your knees ache, you are in good company. According to arthritis.org, more than 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis, and the knees are one of the most commonly affected joints. Because of this, knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common. However, those who want to avoid a surgical procedure can benefit from minimally invasive Euflexxa injections.
Most physicians will recommend a knee injection prior to suggesting surgery, however, some insurance carriers would seemingly rather pay $50,000 for knee surgery than a few thousand for a knee injection. An injection of Euflexxa can restore lubrication and cushioning to degenerated knee joints, reducing pain and inflammation. It may require a series of Euflexxa injections to maintain the benefits.
Why Do Insurance Companies Deny Euflexxa?
An injection of Euflexxa typically costs $1,443. Many insurers consider the cost to be too high, therefore, Euflexxa is not on their formulary list. Your insurer may deny Euflexxa claiming its efficacy is not proven, or that it is not a medically necessary treatment. Your physician can provide written details regarding why the drug is necessary in your case. If your insurance company still refuses to pay for your Euflexxa prescription, you can appeal the decision. Obtaining legal assistance for your appeal results in much better outcomes than if you handle the appeal on your own.
What Are Your Legal Rights to Euflexxa?
You fulfill your obligation to your insurer every month when you pay your insurance premiums. Your insurer has a legal obligation to you as well. This includes approving drugs or treatments that can help you with a medical issue. When your day-to-day life is negatively impacted by knee pain, Euflexxa may be the best way to minimize that impact. Attorney Scott Glovsky can help you get justice following a Euflexxa insurance denial.
How Can the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky Represent Clients Who Are Denied Euflexxa?
If you’ve received a Euflexxa insurance denial, the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky can help. Attorney Scott Glovsky is a highly-skilled, seasoned, knowledgeable attorney who has changed the lives of many by forcing an insurance company to reverse its denial. When you hire Scott Glovsky, you will deal directly with Scott throughout your case. Scott will listen carefully to your story, then help you get the prescribed drug you need. Scott really cares about your health and your future. Contact the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky today.