Renewal of your medication
Be sure to ask for your prescription renewal at your appointment. Depending on which medication you need a renewal for, you may have to come back to the clinic to obtain it.
Exception medication renewal:
Some of the medication prescribed by your rheumatologist are called exception medications. Your insurance or the RAMQ need more details to determine if it’ll be covered or not. To answer those requests from your insurance or the RAMQ, your rheumatologist must evaluate if you meet the reimbursement criteria therefore he must evaluate your condition a few weeks before your insurance coverage ends and determine if you are getting better with your treatment. Note that the delay for the government response is now 6 to 8 weeks. For private insurance, the delays are variable.