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Medicare and Lidoderm Patches

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Old 02-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Medicare and Lidoderm Patches

Does Medicare pay for Lidoderm Patches?

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Old 02-07-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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Re: Medicare and Lidoderm Patches

I looked it up and it is on the list of drugs for most Medicare options....never knew there were so many! Aetna, Blue CHiP, HMO Blue....LOL Anyway, it doesn't have any restrictions beside it, it's classified as Tier 2 (whatever that means) and like most insurance stuff you have to try Drug A before they will pay for a Drug B kind of thing.

I'm guessing it is covered, but the only way you can find out for sure is to call them and ask if it's covered or if you have to try something else first before they pay for it.



Old 02-13-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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Re: Medicare and Lidoderm Patches

You can call a pharmacy too, most will know right off the bat, I can't remember if Medicare pays or not, or if there are a litany of other drugs to try first.....I don't recall any of our patients having to have tried something else...we use it in our podiatry clinic for some neuropathy.....

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