Please tune in tonight, Februrary 10th at 6pm to KCTV 5 News & FOX4 News as they will both be airing stories about Blake & Lance about their most recent denial from KanCare, as well as their continued support from the community & information on upcoming fundraisers.
After Blake & Lance's story aired Wednesday, January 22nd, on Kansas City's Fox 4 news, Blake & Lance's family now have a glimmer of hope. The next day, KanCare contacted the twin's mother, Karla. KanCare informed her that they are in the process of gathering information from Dallas regarding the specifics about the surgical procedure. Next, KanCare wants to speak directly with Dr. Fearon once he returns to the office next week.
Blake & Lance's parents are hopeful because the facts speak for themselves. Dr. Fearon is a world renowned craniofacial surgeon, and for good reason. His years of experience and research have enabled him to pioneer many advancements in his field. Data also shows that his purposed surgical procedure for the twins (a posterior split skull cranioplasty) produces an almost nonexistent rate for a second surgery, shorter hospital stay, does not require pre/post operative CT scans, has a lower incidence of blood transfusion, and he does not use plates, screws, or post operative shaping helmets.
So at this point, the family is sitting and anxiously awaiting KanCare's next move. Please pray that while Blake & Lance's case is again being reviewed by KanCare that they approve coverage.
Blake & Lance's family, friends, & supporters would like to thank Kansas City Fox 4 news for contacting Karla & Vic and reporting their story. We're hoping that this helps spread the word about the twin's journey to Dallas, TX and their ensuing fight with the insurance company to provide coverage. Please copy and paste the above link if you would like to see the news report.
Unfortunately, the statement that KanCare gave to Fox 4 was NOT accurate. Karla has multiple emails from Dr.Fearon's office from KanCare stating coverage was denied, as well emails from her assigned KanCare caseworker. Dr. Fearon even attempted to work with them to create a one time in-network agreement, & KanCare said no. Last Monday (1-13-14) KanCare advised Karla to begin the appeal process, which she is in the middle of now. What KanCare responded with to Fox 4 was news to Blake & Lance's parents, and hopefully they will follow through with making a coverage agreement.
Please tune in tonight, Wednesday Jaunuary 22nd, to Kansas City Fox 4 news at 6:00 pm to watch a report on Blake & Lance's story, as well as their parents's fight with insurance to provide the best possible treatment for their craniosynostosis.
Blake & Lance's story has been featured in The Tonganoxie Mirror this week. Feel free to follow the link below!
If you would like to help Blake and Lance with their medical expenses, donations are also being accepted into the Blake and Lance Tranckino Fund at First State Bank in Basehor, Kansas. Thank you for taking the time to read Blake and Lance's story.