A sad fact of life

October 27, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Most hospitals or infusion companies charge the patient at least twice to three times what they pay for a medication. The reasons include administration charges, mixing, stocking/shipping, quality assurance, the fact that reimbursement varies (some people cannot pay and some insurances contract to get a medicine at a low cost). For example, my insurance told me each time that I got IV IgG that the hospital charged about $16,000 dollars for it, but that they had contracted to supply it at $5000 and how lucky I was to have saved $11,000 by being insured with this company. Needless to say, I felt really mixed about all this.
WithHope for a cure of these diseases