Does Medicare Cover Insulin Pumps And Other Supplies?
Original Medicare’s benefits (Medicare Part A and Part B) are broad and it offers coverage for some medical devices. However, Original Medicare does not cover insulin pens. If you have diabetes and use insulin pens, you’ll either have to pay out of pocket for the devices, or you can enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, which may pay for the insulin pens. The population of diabetic people around the world is expected to grow, with a projected 366 million people with diabetes by 2030. One form of treatment involves the use of insulin pens, which can deliver doses of insulin in a disposable and discreet container. Original Medicare does not cover the use of insulin pens. In fact, Medicare doesn't pay for a variety of insulin-delivering tools: insulin pens, gauze, needles or alcohol swabs. Medicare Part B does have one exception: insulin pumps. If a doctor states that it is medically necessary for you to use an insulin pump, the pump and the insulin supply may be covered as durable medical equipment under Medicare Part B. In this situation, you’d pay 20 percent of Medicare’s approved amount for the cost of the insulin and pump. You'd also be responsible for payin Continue reading >>