Yeah, it is a good day. My Medicare part B accepted 100 %of my Actemra infusion claim. They paid everything but a little over $800, so my secondary which is AARP plan F will pay the rest.
It has been two weeks now since my first infusion and so far I have not had any problems. I truly at this point believe that I made the right decision on going on the Actemra therapy.
Three days after my infusionI was able to drop from 30mgs prednisone to 20mgs. This Sunday I will be able to drop down another 5mgs to 15mgs. From there my Rheumatologist will decide how much and how fast I will titrate down. She is watching me like a hawk.
Just a few days after my first titration I felt like a brick had been lifted off of my head. I have had the best days mentally that I have had since the beginning in November.
So all in all I am extremely happy with my decision. I just hope this continues to be a positive treatment.
One important piece of information about Medicare accepting this under plan B is that my Doc did put down that due to my poor eyesight that I needed to have the infusion vs self injections. Also I do have PMR/GCA with positive ANCA vasculitis.