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12-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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Post your 2016 - Cost of Crohn's Treatment - Mine = $130,000

Amount paid by Insurance; $130,000. Billed by Hospital and Doctors was even more!

1) Gall Bladder Removal
2) Liver Infections
3) Remicade and other Meds
4) Multiple Colonoscopies


Thanks to Anthem/Blue Cross Insurance for being a great partner this year
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Renee (23) dx 9/15 - Status: Feeling Good

Current Meds:
Remicade 7.5mg every 6 weeks
6MP @ 50mg /Day
Omeprazole
Vitamin D2 50000iu /Weekly (Prescription)

Supplements:
Multivitamin
Vitamin D3 1000iu /Day
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Failed Meds:
Humira

Gall Bladder removed 4/16

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Julia (21) dx 6/08 - Status: Remission 9yrs
Current Meds:
6MP @ 100mg /Day

Supplements:
Multivitamin
12-24-2016, 04:45 PM   #2
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Great.
12-24-2016, 08:38 PM   #3
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Ouch! That's one of the bad things about the NHS, you don't know what you've cost them! Well maybe that's a good thing?!

It wouldn't even be close to that though....I'm honestly gobsmacked at that figure


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12-25-2016, 11:00 PM   #4
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This year the total cost Cigna paid for my crohn's care was $55,000 (I rounded it off). Treating my migraines involved an additional insane $10,000.

One hospitalization
Multiple doctor visits
One capsule endoscopy
Several CT scans and X-Rays
One colonoscopy

It's been a long year.

Current Crohn's Meds:
Entocort 9 mg
Dexilant 2x60 mg
Linzess 290 mcg
Metaclopromide 5 mg as needed
Promethazine 25 mg as needed
12-26-2016, 10:38 AM   #5
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I took Humira weekly, which I think would have cost insurance about $96k. One MR-enterography, 2 colonoscopies, 2 ER visits, doctor visits, etc, and so I think the total is probably ~$110k. Mainly Humira is the big cost.
12-26-2016, 02:35 PM   #6
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139k! Doesn't even include my most recent double dose of Remicade!!
12-26-2016, 02:42 PM   #7
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139k! Doesn't even include my most recent double dose of Remicade!!
Have you looked into Remistart,?

12-27-2016, 02:41 PM   #8
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Have you looked into Remistart,?
yeah. that doesn't affect the 139k billed to insurance. it just covers my $250 copay for the drug (not the infusion center fee).
12-27-2016, 02:42 PM   #9
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12-27-2016, 09:32 PM   #10
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Humira weekly costs $44,400, which I get back in my work benefits. Hospital visits, tests, and dr appointments i have no idea, I live in Canada and don't pay for those.
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