On the bright side, some people are being helped by Botox treatment for migraine. And that’s great.
But the common complaints of cost and insurance complications continue to put a wrinkle in the treatment that’s been such a media darling.
Dr. Allan Block weighed in on the topic in Clinical Neurology News yesterday, explaining how these complications have brought his affair with Botox to an end.
You can read his article, Botox no longer worth the headaches, but here’s one comment he makes:
In the last 2 years, the process of getting it approved became increasingly difficult. Insurance companies put up more and more restrictions to a point that it became near impossible to get it covered. Between the paperwork and rising costs, I had more and more patients deciding to stop.
Have you given up on Botox – or avoided it altogether – because of the cost and/or insurance restrictions? If you’re a doctor, what have you struggled with? Are a million insurance exceptions going to be the death of this migraine treatment?