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Have you considered getting IVIG treatments at home?
Getting IVIG through home healthcare is usually covered by insurance and is a lower cost alternative to a hospital. You and your doctor would pick an agency. Make sure the agency is listed as a ‘contracted provider’ by your insurance and confirm they will take your insurance as payment in full (maybe your insurance requires a deductible and/or some cost sharing). Then your doctor would need to write prescriptions for it.
Another option to consider would be subcutaneously administered IVIG. This is a newer option to the traditional IV’s. Subcutaneously administered IVIG does not require an IV or a port and some patients can give it to themselves, lowering costs substantially. Learn more about it here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2817783