Reply To: Anyone: UC Irvine Neuromuscular Center?

May 2, 2017 at 10:11 pm

LMayberry, when I was in the SNF they would not allow IVIg on premises. I was taken via wheelchair and medical transport to the infusion center at the hospital. The infusion center had a lift team to take me from wheelchair to bed for the treatments. When I was able to go home, I arranged for home infusions while sitting in my wheelchair.

Having IVIg given as a “home” treatment tells our insurance companies we are home and no longer need the SNF. This is probably why your SNF didn’t allow it, they would loose revenue because they would be required to discharge you. Once you are receiving “home” treatments of any kind, you are disallowed to get those treatments at a medical facility, without losing the “home” benefits. Our insurance companies have us tangled in all these regulations that benefit them, not our health.

Best of luck navigating all the rules and getting the treatment you need.