Original Medicare has covered all my BC expenses, except for the usual items, just as Sara Anne said.
Once the yearly deductible is met, On a $900 bill for a outpatient BCG treatment, medicare allows the doc to bill me $50. (round numbers).
The usual cautions are advised if you have a secondary insurer - make sure ALL your docs are "in plan".
What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again
1/2020 CIS is back...
I cannot speak for anything but my own experience, but Medicare has paid for every bit of my bladder cancer treatments...cystocopies, CT-urograms, TURBs, and BCG treatments. Less the deductibles, of course, which were covered by supplemental coverage.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society