Hey guys anyone on remicade have experience with home infusions? My insurance says it much cheaper (due to hospitals inflating prices). It also seems more convientient and I am looking into it. If anyone does them please please share your experience and what i should expect. Thank you.

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absolute.dabbs
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Tandra? I also have a friend that is a nurse who does home health care - she said it's pretty simple. Nurse shows up, hooks you up, monitors you while the infusion runs, charts everything, unhooks you, and you're done.


tandra.c
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Just as Yulanda says. I get home infusions and will never go back to the center again. It’s so much more convenient and you can just go right to bed afterwards if you want! I love love love it!


khilliard74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Is it a nurse that does the infusions?


khilliard74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Do they monitor your vitals every 15 min like at the centers?


tandra.c
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Registered nurse comes, and mine didn't check vitals.


absolute.dabbs
Answered 8 months ago    reply

They only check my vitals at the infusion center one time - Before they start the IV. I sleep the rest of the time.


khilliard74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Oh wow. They check mine every 15-20 min


habitual.willoughby
Answered 8 months ago    reply

They continue to check mine as well... even after being on them for over 3 years. Mine are still done at clinic as well.


khilliard74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Thanks everyone. I'm in the process to transitioning to hone infusions. A lot cheaper as center jack up the prices. Seems more convenient as well.


habitual.willoughby
Answered 8 months ago    reply

How much cheaper is it?
I do Remistart... usually have only had to pay copay. The part I understood is Remistart covers the drug but you're actually paying for the nurse administering the drug and doing the set up. Maybe it's more just being in the clinc? Just curious. I saw a bill once and was showing the breakdown and the infusions all cost different due to needles even... it's confusing in some ways but the woman who sets it all up had explained some of it to me.


khilliard74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

According to my insurance company, who gave me the info. It's much much cheap. I'll let you know once I see the bill after it's set up. But my first infusion with the Cleveland clinic, they billed $22,000!! I've signed up for the savings program through jannsen and got a rebate for over $1200 in which I was billed. After that I obviously reached my out of pocket deductibles.


khilliard74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Was in the hospital past year as well so lots of bills unfortunately:-(


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