One in five people over age 65 is diabetic. Medicare coverage for diabetic supplies can be confusing at best. Some items and services are covered under Part B while others are covered under Part D. Some items and services have a coinsurance, some a copay and others are covered at no cost. Use this chart to help make sense of Medicare’s coverage of Diabetic supplies:
For Services covered under Part B, most services will have a 20% coinsurance. The Diabetes Screening is considered a Preventive Health benefit and does not have any coinsurance. Part D benefits vary in cost depending on the Part D plan you choose. If you cannot afford your diabetic supplies, contact the Area Agency on Aging SHIP program to find out if you are eligible for assistance.