Reply To: IVIG and Medicare

January 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

@Henstock: I’m currently on Medicare and am on Kaiser’s gap/supplemental coverage (it’s called Senior Advantage). I have not had any problems with either covering my IVIg. I was going every 4 weeks and am currently going every 7 weeks. However, Kaiser requires the IVIg infusions to be done at their infusion center at the hospital, it will not allow it to be done in your home.

@Caveman: Everyone’s different but after my infusions I’m exhausted and prefer to go home and lie down. Many a times, i will be achy after the 2nd day or have an IVIg migraine. I wouldn’t recommend scheduling work appointments on the days you have IVIg.