IVIG and Cost

November 24, 2007 at 7:41 pm


I have been on IVIG for a number of years and have seen the cost skyrocket over these years. The amount you will be given is based on your weight. There are a number of brands available, but if you are a diabetic, I would confer with your Dr. about the couple that are sucrose based. If you are hoping for Medicare to foot the bill, be aware that it does not pay if given at home (at least not here in Ohio) and if given as an outpatient it will only pay about 80% of what they approve. You will need a good secondary insurance to pickup the remaining cost. They will pay for it if you are an inpatient. I was in hospital in CA this past summer and Medicare was billed $12,449 for the infusion of 36gr.