Hi everyone and Happy New Year!
I am directing this question to those that live in the US and have a confirmed PA diagnosis. I have a definitive diagnosis of PA with IFAB, MMA and Homocystiene blood tests all confirming it. Does your insurance cover your B12 injections if you are self injecting at home?
I was just trained to do my own injections yesterday and when the cyanocobalamin prescription was sent to the pharmacy, they ran it though my insurance and insurance won't pay for it. However, if I have the injections done at the doctor's office, they will pay for the nurse to administer and for the cyanocobalamin vial. I am simply baffled because the office injection cost $135 and if I self administer, it costs about $5.00 per injection(B12 & syringe). I am wondering what other US patients are experiencing regarding insurance coverage when self injecting at home. Would anyone mind sharing their experience? (Since my diagnosis in July, I have gotten injections at the doctor's office because all of my out of pocket was met for the year, but now that it all starts anew on Jan. 1st, I need to be cost conscious).
Thank you so much everyone