First of all, I know that I’m so blessed because I have insurance and so many do not. However, since I’m a low responder my meds will go over my lifetime limit with this cycle (it’s my second). My RE has prescribed me to take 6 vials of Menopur a day for 10 days. The total cost from Walgreens is $5,560 + a $200 copay. Medco (my insurance mail order pharmacy) told me that since I’m going over, they will cancel the order and will not fill it through Medco mail order :grr: so even though it’s SLIGHTLY cheaper, I can’t get it filled there. I can still get it filled from Walgreens as long as I pay the extra amount. I looked up IVF Meds and saw that I could get the Menopur for under $2400. My insurance said they would pay out of network pricing but I could be reimbursed for part. BUT they couldn’t tell me what the approved amount would be. SERIOUSLY??? How can I make a decision to pay out of pocket if I cannot get information about the cost?
Anyone go through this who can help???
This doesn’t include my other meds (ganorelix and hcg injection) but they are, at least, much less expensive. It’s sad when $600-$700 is considered “cheap”.