What Does Medicare Cover For People With Diabetes?
For people with diabetes, Medicare Part B will cover blood glucose monitors, test strips, lancet devices, and lancets. In addition, glucose management solutions for those with diabetes are covered whether someone uses insulin or not. Also covered are, medical nutrition therapy and a number of hours for diabetes self-management training. Some people with diabetes may qualify for therapeutic shoe coverage and foot exams are covered once every six month as long as you haven’t seen a foot care specialist between visits. Medicare Part B also covers insulin pumps and pump supplies as well as the insulin used specifically in the pump as long as certain requirements are met. Under Medicare Part B, those with diabetes who are on insulin may get up to 300 test strips and 300 lancets every three months and those who have diabetes but don’t use insulin may get up to 100 test strips and 100 lancets every three months. You may be able to get more if your doctor says it is medically necessary and documents this need. As part of prevention care, within the first year of Part B coverage, you get coverage for a “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam. Then after that, an “Annual Wellness visit Continue reading >>