Beating the Bumps in the Road
The vast majority of immune globulin (IG) patients are treated with much more than just IG. Most of us have a daunting list of other illnesses with medications that go along with...
Exercise and Immune Disease
Regular exercise can improve mood, help to manage weight and cholesterol, boost energy and concentration, decrease stress, and improve strength and endurance. For patients with a primary immunodeficiency...
Ask the Experts
Reader: Is SCIG covered by Medicare? I have common variable immunodeficiency, and I would like to switch from intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) to subcutaneous IG (SCIG). However, I am on Medicare and the expense of changing seems prohibitive. I understand that some SCOG manufacturers will provide a subsidy; however, I believe that is only available for lower-income patients. Since Medicare patients like me quickly reach the doughnut hole just from the expense of IG, are there any other options?
Michelle: SCIG at home is covered at 80 percent by Medicare Part B. The remaining 20 percent is covered by a Medigap supplemental plan....
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Nancy Creadon, RN
Vice President, Business Development
Erika Lawrence, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of Iowa
Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego
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