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Does medicare cover avastin (bevacizumab) injections for degeneration of the macula?
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Medicare does cover this treatment as it is considered medically necessary.

In brief: Yes
Medicare does cover this treatment as it is considered medically necessary.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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