Reply To: Insurance asking for "Medical Necessity" for IVIg treatments

August 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Hi Jeff,

My infusions are for 2 days, each month right now. I called my insurance, and they acted like it was just a formality. I also talked to my health care provider and they are providing all the information required. So at this point, I don’t know what is going to happen.

As for medical necessity? In the overall scheme of things, I’m doing much better. My core body strength has returned, but I have lingering numbness in my hands, lower legs, and feet.

At about 3.5 weeks, I can feel the effects of the IVIg waning, so at this point, I’d hate to see how much I’d regress without it.

If my strength would return in my legs, and the neurological pain in my feet would go away, I’d be happier.

But on the other hand, I was using a cane again at the end of April, and now I can play 9 holes of golf. So I’ve come a long way. I’d just hate to see my progress foiled by my insurance.