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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:50 am 
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Hello, and thank you for reading my post.

So I read another young mans thread with the same question as I am asking and I'm just so on the fence with this I really need some help.

I have about 3 days left to enroll with my company health care provider, and if I do so it cuts my suboxone treatment cost by 200$ every 3 weeks (from 300$ to 100$ after I get by a 600$ annual deductible).

But I cant help but to feel that no good can come of this. In reality, what I need to do is taper down, grow up and stop taking the stuff all together - easier said than done I know. But even though I have not relapsed in 3 years I have not made good progress with tapering my dose and cutting that cost could help my finances so greatly.

My prudence tells me that if I enroll and file this kind of costly claim someone gets mad. What if I want to advance with this company, people whisper, they don't have anything better to do.

My doctor tells me to go for it, but I know how he thinks, he just wants to run up a big bill doing everything else from cholesterol to blood testing. Even more of a reason to hold off. I almost feel like it may be better to go the private road just as a precautionary measure.

So what dangers exist with getting company insurance and using it for this type of treatment? I greatly appreciate all input, but if your speculating please state so because I need knowledgeable consultation. Thank You to all!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:01 am 
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Am I correct in thinking that you are worried that if you are on your company's health care plan that they will find out that you're on suboxone? I do know that it is illegal under hippa law that anyone involved in your health/medical care give out your information unless you specifically tell them they can.

I'm not sure if that helps with your decision making, but I hope it does!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:17 pm 
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There is no dangers as far as I'm concerned. I've been on subutex for 2 years under my company insurance and they don't know anything about it. Hope this answers your question.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:39 pm 
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DO IT! You were looking for a way to cut your cost; you just found it! Due to medical privacy laws your insurance company is a party not at all related to your employer and can not divulge to your employer your medical conditions or medications you are taking for said conditions. No one will get mad, most Dr visits are more expensive as well as some medications on a monthly basis. If your DR does indeed take insurance, he or she has negotiated a contract with the agency to accept a lower payment than the all cash payments he or she accepts from private pay clients, so if anything your dr encouraging you isn't making them more cash per visit, but less with a lot more work on their end...Sounds like they're looking out for your best interest.

Also, I'm not even going to start on the whole you 'just growing up and lowering your dose/tapering' thing you suggested, I talk about that enough.

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