Reply To: Denied/Delayed ivIG

January 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

It’s an example of how insurance companies dominate treatment rather than attending physicians. I had a Blue Shield of California HMO. The day a neurologist diagnosed GBS (later changed to CIDP), he put me in the hospital. The next day I had the CSF test. It supported the diagnosis and the day after that I started IvIg treatment. I was very fortunate to be well insured when I needed it.

You don’t say what tests supported the CIDP diagnosis. If you had a positive CSF test, IvIg should have been approved promptly.