For those taking Remicade that need help with insurance infusion co-pays or have high deductibles

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   Posted 7/17/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I received a newsletter today from Centocor that says the following:
RemiStart is a rebate program from Centocor that provides financial assistance to eligible people receivning infusions of Remicade. Based upon eligibility, RemiStart can provide a rebate for your medication out-of-pocket costs for the first twelve months. RemiStart offers rebates of up to $400 per infusion. People with high deductible amounts may be eleigible for assistance in excess of $400 per infusion.
Are beginning or currently using Remicade
Have commercial insurance that covers medication costs for Remicade but your co-payment is greater than $100 per infusion.
Other restictions apply.
Get an application, find out more information including eligibilty status by calling 888.222.3771. Applications are also available online

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   Posted 7/17/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   

I have to say I LOVE this program. It is the only reason I can get remicade treatments. I have already been reimbursed for my first two treatments. They send you a debit card and put the funds on that. Then I call my dr and pay part of my bill. I wish it paid all of it, but I'll take anything. I have to pay about $500 per infusion and they pay a huge chunk of that. I am so grateful they had this program.

My two cents anyway.


27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day, Wellbutrin 150 mg/day, Remicade, topamax, nadalol, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 10 months.  

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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
One additional thing you should know about Remistart is that you need to register for the program before you get your infusions.  Otherwise, they will only reimburse you for any infusions that took place within 2 weeks before your registration.  None of the registration materials or the website states this, but reimbursement for my son's first 2 infusions was rejected for this reason. 
Son Ben, 14, diagnosed 3/06
Remicade, Asacol, Multi-vitamin

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