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RE: : [IP] Medicare billing re insulin



Diane were you talking to your insurance or Medicare?

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Diane Carter
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:31 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: : [IP] Medicare billing re insulin

I was on the phone most of the morning and found out I still have to pay $90
copay for insulin used for the pump.  It's still considered an rx drug
regardless of being used in the pump..until I'm over$900 in copays.   I have
supplemental B Advantage PPO with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MI on
Medicare...bummer!
 
Diane   










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From: Kathleen Kienle <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Tue, May 3, 2011 5:21:32 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare billing re insulin

I thought that insulin is covered at 100% under Part B Medicare when on an
insulin pump.

Kathie




----- Original Message ----
From: Jan H. <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Mon, May 2, 2011 11:15:06 PM
Subject: Re:[IP] Medicare billing re insulin

> My test strips are being billed thru my Medicare part B but my insulin is
> being billed thru part D per the pharmacy's billing. How do I correct
this.

Go to a pharmacy who knows how to bill it properly. You will have only a 20%
copay with Medicare IF you do not have a supplemental (Medigap) policy. Make
sure your Rx says you are a Type 1 on a pump. If they know how to bill the
strips on Part B, they should be able to handle the insulin, too.

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