I just received my EOB from my insurance and found that my doctor is charging my insurance $12,160. for each dose of my Alimta maintenece chemo. After contract savings it brings it down to $4,636., of which insurance pays 3,709. This leaves me with a 900. payment due every 21 days. I have found that a dose of Alimta is approx. $3,000. for a prescription.
My question is, would a person be able to have a doctor (hopefully oncologist), write a prescription that could be filled at almost any pharmacy, and have that prescription be administered at their doctor's office, with appropriate anti nausea, viamin B shot, etc. There simply has to be a cheaper way for me to get this medicine without such a grossly inflated price. I am doing fine and I am hoping the Alimta will be helping me for a long time. Any thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated. I have insurance but am on a fixed income. I have been fortunate to have had copay relief in the past but I do not think it is fair to ask for help if I can find a cheaper way from the start. I have already found the drug at 1/4 the cost my doctor charges.....