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How to ensure uninterrupted Humira during relocation

Hi there, does anyone know what happens to our prescription during a move?

We currently fill Humira every month and I imagine when we move our current doc will stop refilling for us. It will be a few months before we see the new doctor at our destination and with the exam and all the paperwork it will be months before a new prescription is ordered.

Does anyone have any experience ensuring they have enough Humira on hand during a move?
 

my little penguin

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Your script from the current doc should be for a few refills .
If not we saw the current doc the week before the move to get the script with 2-3 refills
Scheduled the appt with the new location doc prior to the move so we could see them at the new location within a week or two of moving
Then no issues
 
Your script from the current doc should be for a few refills .
If not we saw the current doc the week before the move to get the script with 2-3 refills
Scheduled the appt with the new location doc prior to the move so we could see them at the new location within a week or two of moving
Then no issues
Thanks! Right now our doctor's pharmacy calls once a month and dispenses Humira for us. If the last refill can be for a few doses, who will dispense the med once we move to the new city?

If we can get seen right away at the new city, wouldn't all the paper work take a while before we can actually get the med in our hands?
 

my little penguin

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Staff member
No you only get one box at a time per fill
Unless your insurance permits a 90 day fill which would be three boxes

Never heard of your setup
We get a script sent to a national specialty pharmacy from the Gi office
They fill the script
The script has 2-3 refills on it
So we can get it shipped anywhere in the US
So we use the app anytime we need a refill

Your insurance sounds different

No extra paperwork
New doc just writes a new script and sends it to the same specialty pharmacy (since it’s across the US) and we get a new refill shipped to us
 

my little penguin

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Staff member
The prior authorization is typically good for a year or two with your insurance -changes docs doesn’t require new prior authorization
 
No you only get one box at a time per fill
Unless your insurance permits a 90 day fill which would be three boxes

Never heard of your setup
We get a script sent to a national specialty pharmacy from the Gi office
They fill the script
The script has 2-3 refills on it
So we can get it shipped anywhere in the US
So we use the app anytime we need a refill

Your insurance sounds different
Ours gets dispensed by Stanford Special Pharmacy and they can't ship the med out of California. Now I feel stuck.
 

my little penguin

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Staff member
Your stuck
Have the Gi send the script to a different speciality phamacy (Cvs and Walgreens ship across the US) until you switch
Depends on your insurance as to who

Most Gi’s won’t leave a patient without meds
Then it’s not an issue
 
im in the hills here so they only mail to me......didnt realize there was a thing about state lines tho, could be good to know..

also enrolled in the ambassador program, which can be helpful about my many questions i find....not sure you aware of that or not.
 
im in the hills here so they only mail to me......didnt realize there was a thing about state lines tho, could be good to know..

also enrolled in the ambassador program, which can be helpful about my many questions i find....not sure you aware of that or not.
My specialty pharmacy (Stanford) only ships to CA, AZ and Hawaii.

You mean Humira ambassador?
 

crohnsinct

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Second having Stanford send script to national specialty pharmacy. Typically the prior auth’s last for 6 months so you should be covered.

The new GI’s office should be able to get a prior auth in a matter of days since you are just continuing a current med.
 
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