Rituxan approval and payment

    • Anonymous
      October 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      It took me over 4 years to get my insurance to pay for me to try the drug Rituxan. My primary Medicare refused. Reason is it is off label for CIDP.
      Medicare picked up the tab in the first year of treatment, I think because after the initial doses I had improvement . This year medicare has refused to pay for it. After 3 appeals, they approved it, stating there was now enough evidence in trials to suggest it works for CIDP.

      So, Medicare is paying for Rituxan. Just takes 9 months to go thru all the appeals…
      Peace and Strength.