People With Medicare
What it is:
Medicare covers some diabetes supplies, including these:
- Blood glucose test strips
- Blood glucose monitor
- Lancet devices and lancets, and
- Glucose control solutions that see if test strips and monitors are accurate.
Why it is important:
These supplies will help you manage your diabetes, so you will feel better.
Who is covered:
People with diabetes can have their diabetes supplies covered by Medicare.
What you pay:
If you have Original Medicare, you pay 20% of the amount Medicare approves for the cost of this service — after you meet your Medicare Part B annual deductible ($147 in 2013).
If you are in a Medicare Advantage plan, check with your plan to find out if any copayments and/or a deductible apply.
Learn more about coverage of Diabetes Supplies on Medicare.gov.
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