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Dr has suggested using a medication that will cost me $1000.00 I don't know the name I also don'y know if MEDICARE will pay for any part of it. What a bad place to be in

Dr has suggest using a medication that will cost me $1000 for each injection; .has anyone else received that bad news?

  1. that is indeed difficult news to receive. Can you find out the name of the medication that the doctor wants to use in the injection? If we know the name, someone in the community might have some suggestions to help you. Also, it sounds as though you have wet macular degeneration. Is that correct? Are you just starting out on shots, or is the doctor wanting to change the medication for shots you are already having? Sorry about all these questions, but the more we know, the greater the possibility that someone will have something to say to help you. Warm wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

    1. has the doctor said you will pay this out of pocket? Traditional Medicare with a supplement usually covers the entire amount. A Medicare Advantage plan has a copay but not that much. If you can’t afford the treatment there is patient assistance for some medications. It might be helpful to write down your questions and call the clinic. Someone there should be able to help you sort it out. Warm wishes, Sharon Moore Patient Leaders

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