A member asked:

Does medicare cover avastin (bevacizumab) injections for degeneration of the macula?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ilan Cohen answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Yes: Medicare does cover this treatment as it is considered medically necessary.

Answered 6/9/2013

5.8k views

Thank

Yes: But it also covers Lucentis (ranibizumab) and eylea. The real question is whether you have a secondary insurance as medicare only covers 80%. Avastin is inexpensive, but the other two run in the thousands of dollars. There are charity programs for Lucentis (ranibizumab) (genentech) and Eylea (regeneron) if you qualify from an income standpoint and don't have a secondary insurance.

Answered 11/23/2018

5.3k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Can pregnant women use Bevacizumab injections?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

How effective are Bevacizumab injections for treating lung cancer?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

What are Bevacizumab injections used for?

A doctor has provided 1 answer