Cost of Lupron shot - here's my bill/insurance

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   Posted 2/4/2014 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I know from time-to-time we have mentioned the cost of a Lupron shot. I get the 4-month shot. My last one was in late October and I just got my bill. I think my insurance is pretty good, but let's compare. Note that my cost is after the usual insurance negotiated discount and then I pay a percentage, since my urologist is in-network
Office Visit: $92. My cost: $20
Urine sample: $14  My cost: $0.60
Lupron: $1024     My cost: $86.81
Administration of the drug: $75. My cost:$5.62
Hence, total bill: $1205 and my cost is $113.03
So, I'm curious how this compares.
My insurance is a group plan from work. I wonder what I'd be paying with Medicare (and supplement, probably). Less? More?

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   Posted 2/4/2014 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   

My cost, uninsured, for the same was $960. I now have insurance but have not had a shot yet.


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   Posted 2/4/2014 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   

From what I've read, your cost with medicare and a medicare supplement plan would be zero. I've had four surgeries in last 16 months including open three orthopedic surgeries and many MRIs and PT sessions and the only thing I have paid is the $147 part B annual deductible for medicare. Of course I pay monthly medicare and medicare supplement premiums. But I'm very happy with my coverages.


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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 2/5/2014 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I get the 6 month eligard shot which comes up on the bill as around $1600....I pay $12 for the office visit.
Age:53 Diagnosed: April 2011, Age 50
Original PSA Level 92......Gleason: 9
Treatment: IMRT.... 2 Aug, 2011, 45 sessions
Lupron depot 30MG....3 years (started 13 July)
Now on Eligard every 6 months
PSA: May 2013...381, started Zytiga
Confirmed Bones Mets widespread...current treatment Zytiga/pred and HT
PSA down to 1.5 ...enrolled in Xofigo treatment...had first infusion 19 Sept

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   Posted 2/5/2014 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Mel, My office visit similar to yours was fully covered by Medicare Part B. Medicare usually covers all costs for meds administered in the docs office as well as all lab costs.

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