Posted 9/23/2015 11:52 AM (GMT -6)
Jen is absolutely right remistart will not help with medicare. I was told they will help if you have no insurance at all. They are the absolute worst with helping!
I looked into this 4 months ago, and I have medicare.
My doctor told me it would cost me 600$ per infusion done at his office.
Doing my own research I found another option, but I never followed through.
My medicare part D benefit covers this medicine. It would cost me about 150$ per month, after the loading doses. Also you can apply with patient access network foundation. They cover Remicade for Crohn’s disease, and if you are approved they should cover several thousand dollars worth of it provided you can get it through medicare part D. They will not cover it through part B.
It took a lot of calling around but I found an infusion center that uses a home health care nurse who would bill medicare for the actual infusion part. I would have to pay a small fee for the supplies used. They stressed that it would have to be done in my home not at their office. Although they did tell me that the first infusion must be done at a doctors office, so it would be $600 for that one.
Finding a doctor to go along with all of this would be the hard part. He would have to do a lot more work to get the medicine to your home, but it most certainly is a possibility if you are determined.
I am still on Humira. I am in the Philippines, and it was hard enough getting Humira over here on the 20 hour plane ride.