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Medicare Coverage of Diabetic Supplies

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.

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