IVIG cost cut in half

    • Anonymous
      September 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm

      My state employees BCBS has changed over to one provider who decides the supplier and/or costs.
      I told my current IVIG provider about this and they cut their price in half to stay in the game.

      I was paying $ 10,000.00 for 50 grams. Now it’s $ 5,500.00 for 50 grams.

      Seems a little competition can work.

    • Anonymous
      September 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm

      BCBS has different contract agreements with different providers. Sometimes, the huge differences in cost make absolutely no sense. When I was on IVIg therapy, I received 62 gms on varying schedules. Blue Cross paid one provider $7,000 for 62 gms of 10% Carimune. They paid another supplier $34,000 for 62 gms of 10% Gamunex. When I called BCBS and asked about the disparity in prices, they told me that those were the contracted prices…..end of story.