Diabetes equipment & supplies & therapeutic shoes
Medicare covers meters that measure blood glucose (also called sugar) and related supplies, including test strips, lancets, lancet holders, and control solutions. Medicare also covers tubing, insertion sets, and insulin for patients using insulin pumps, and sensors for patients using continuous glucose monitors. In addition, Medicare covers one pair of extra-depth or custom shoes and inserts per year for people with specific diabetes-related foot problems. You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount if your supplier accepts assignment. The Part B deductible applies. Note: Medicare drug coverage (Part D) may cover insulin, certain medical supplies used to inject insulin (like syringes), disposable pumps, and some oral diabetes drugs. Check with your plan for more information.
Part D Senior Savings Model
You may be able to join a drug plan that gives supplemental benefits for insulin starting January 1, 2021. The Part D Senior Savings Model is available to all people with Medicare. Plans that participate in this model will offer coverage choices that include multiple types of insulin at a maximum copayment of $35 for a 30-day supply. People who enroll in a participating plan could save up to $446 a year in out-of-pocket costs.
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