CIDP, Diagnosis, Treatment, Insurance - Medicare and Medicare Part D
I was just 'diagnosed' with CIDP and treatment not covered by Medicare. Drug administered for IVIG and cost of infusion ~$15K per treatment, 25% co-pay with Medicare Part D drug insurance. Out of pocket for first two infusions ~$9k. Treatment every 4 weeks? After second infusion, out of pocket ~+$2k per treatment.
As I understand it, there is no definitive test for CIDP. Apparently that is the reason Medicare does not cover. Regardless, major expense is cost of infusion drug, which is not covered except by Part D drug coverage with the co-pay. Others experience with 'diagnosis' of CIDP and IGIG treatment. Others experience with cost of IVIG treatment? And how many IVIG treatments? Forever???
Mitch in Alabama