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Old 09-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Medicare and test strips

How does this work in a retail pharmacy? I understand that a type 2 can get 100 strips each three months for a 20% copay after the deductible is met, but how does the pharmacy know that the deductible has been met? How much info must be on the prescription--just the number of strips or are there other requirements?

Consulted Medicare and find that the Medicare number is entered and if the deductible has been met, the coverage is authorized.

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Re: Medicare and test strips

Last I knew Medicare does not pay anything for test strips. My mother pays full price for hers weather or not the deductible has been met.

Update: Sorry, I was wrong about this. My mom had told me that she pays full price for strips but really she isn't. It costs more for her strips than other prescriptions so she thought they weren't covered.

Sorry for the incorrect info. I tried to delete the post but could not figure out how.

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Re: Medicare and test strips

I'm on an insulin pump and I've been told that medicare will pay for as many test strips as I need as long as I provide a 30-day log once every six months proving how often I test. We will see...my doctor just submitted the scrip for me to test 8 times per day, and my pump company will be handling this order through medicare...I'll let you all know what happens.

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #4
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Re: Medicare and test strips

I would be interested in how this develops. According to the Medicare website, a type 2 may have 100 strips every three months and anyone on insulin can have 300 every three months if a doctor says how many are needed per day.

 
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Re: Medicare and test strips

I'm on Medicare and I get a 3 month supply sent to my home. Medicare pays for 80% and my supplimental insurance covers the other 20%. My husband has the same thing. Your Dr. needs to call in a script as to how many times you need to test and then either the supplier or your pharmacy calls it into Medicare and your other supplimental insurance co. if you have one. At first I was testing twice a day and now down to once, so my supplies go according to my Drs. script.

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