While working as a law clerk in a health law program in Austin, Keegan Warren-Clem helped a young man with a rare medical condition with his appeal of an insurer’s denial
of coverage for a drug that had been prescribed by his doctor. Although the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration had approved the drug, the approval was not for the use intended in the young man’s case, Warren-Clem says. She got involved in the case when the man’s family contacted the health law program for help because the insurer denied the doctor’s appeal. After researching the law, she drafted the man’s appeal and filed it with an independent review entity.
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