In Austin, my GI had an infusion center. It was billed as an office procedure, and I paid only my co-pay.
Since I moved, I get Remi at the hospital infusion center. It's billed from the hospital, so my deductible kicks in. I have a maximum of $2000 then it is covered 100%.
Interestingly, the infusion center billed about
$9000. The hospital bills about
$13000. My insurance company pays the same to both - about
Like Nor_TX, I could never afford Remi without insurance. I doubt many people could. Sometimes I actually feel a little guilty for how much it's costing my former employer, which is self-insured.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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