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bucci
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   Posted 12/31/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
does anyone know the ins and outs of medicare. does it pay for IV antibiotics for lyme?

Is anyone getting IV antibiotic in Seattle?

Is anyone in New York who knows the in's and out's of how to pay for this.

I am on disability from Hep c but never got the medication part of the coverage.
Now I am wondering if medicare even pays for lyme treatment.

which is the better state to be in for this situation Seattle or New York.
California or New Mexico. anyone in florida getting treatment.
hep c , lyme
Dad has lyme


CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/31/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
It's hard to say. It depends on what insurance you have and the type of covereage. Most LLMD's do not take medicare. I'm not sure why, but I find that so very sad. I currently see a doctor in Florida if you want the information.
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bucci
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   Posted 12/31/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
CajunGrl
thank you for responding. I have to make a decision where to get treatment. My doctor told me to try to be with
family so I am trying to figure out best options. where in florida are you? did you get IV antibiotic?
hep c , lyme
Dad has lyme


CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/31/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, I don't live in Florida. I had to drive there for treatment. My doctor is in Tampa and yes, he does do IV antibiotics.
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Razzle
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   Posted 1/1/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, there is an MD in Seattle who does IV abx. Email for contact info if interested.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


JELAINEP
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   Posted 1/2/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
bucci said...
does anyone know the ins and outs of medicare. does it pay for IV antibiotics for lyme?

Is anyone getting IV antibiotic in Seattle?

Is anyone in New York who knows the in's and out's of how to pay for this.

I am on disability from Hep c but never got the medication part of the coverage.
Now I am wondering if medicare even pays for lyme treatment.

which is the better state to be in for this situation Seattle or New York.
California or New Mexico. anyone in florida getting treatment.

Usually Medicare will pay for almost everything but the actual MEDICINE.  For example, I have Medicare and CIGNA.  Medicare pays for the visits, different tests, etc.  But, CIGNA pays for the drugs... including the IV drugs (so far).  I think my employer knows that I will throw the Mother of all Sh765T fits if my medication isn't covered.  I used to be the (and yes, this was my real "title" at one point - haha - can you imagine???) Director of Employee Health and Welfare Benefits for the Accounting Firm of PwC LLP.  In other words, I know where the bodies are buried, so basically, I've been sailing through - If you can call 10 years of LD "sailing".
 

A small group of committed citizens can change the world-it's the only thing that ever has.-M. Meade

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