Tysabri infusion cost $2317

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Tysabri infusion cost $2317

Postby batpere » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:30 am

This is now perhaps not important, but my one Tysabri infusion was finally paid by the insurance company (Blue Cross). The infusion center billed $2319.51 for the whole thing (2259.61 + 3.30 + 6.60 + 50.00) and the insurance company paid $2317.81 (2259.61 + 3.00 + 5.20 + 50.00). Met my yearly out-of-pocket max with just one dose.
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Re: Tysabri infusion cost $2317

Postby HarryZ » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:23 pm

Batpere,

Your $ 2317 cost for the Tysabri infusion appears to be a real bargain compared to some of the prices quoted over on the Brain Talk MS Forum. One person quoted her infusion at $ 4932 while others gave anywhere from $ 3500 to $ 5000!!!

So much for Biogen's press releases that originally stated the wholesale cost of Tysabri would be $1800. I guess they forgot to give the "real" cost of what the final bill would be to the patient or insurance company!!!

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