Since I was already maxed out with my out of pocket before I started Remicade I haven't signed up yet for Remistart. Since I get my meds through the hospital I'm not sure how that's going to work. With Entyvio, co-pay assistance was treated as secondary insurance for the med only and the hospital took care of everything and just billed me the $5. Insurance counted the full amount toward my out of pocket though.
If Remi is a credit card I'm not sure how the hospital will apply it. I will worry about that in January lol
Did you ask your insurance what other infusion centers are in your network?
I think it's basically like secondary insurance. They give you a member number and group number. Like I said, I've never used the card. The Remicade assistance people were the easiest to work with. It only took 5 minutes of less to sign up with them.
I don't know how you guys all get this stuff applied to your out-of-pocket. I just called my insurance again and they said my out-of-pocket is $5,000 and that the Remicade isn't applied to it because I'm not paying for it out-of-pocket. Well, the $5 I pay is applied. I'm "only" at like $1,500 right now. Makes me sick how much money we all have to waste on healthcare.
35 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007 (prob. pancolitis; couldn't get scope all the way thru).
9-29-16: chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Remission since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking again May 2018 after 9 yrs quit. Maintenance: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly. Started Remicade 7/25/19.