Medicare Part B Benefits
Medicare Part B Benefits
Attention Medicare Part B Patients: If your mail order supplier can no longer fill your diabetes testing supplies—we can. Plus, you'll pay the same at retail as mail with costs as low as $0 out of pocket. 1
Get More out of Medicare Part B at Walgreens:
- $0 out-of-pocket costs
- 90-day prescription fills
- 24-hour access to our expert pharmacists
- Same-day availability for all major brands
Keep Your Out-of-Pocket Costs Low
We bill Medicare, which generally pays 80% of your covered diabetes testing supplies. Your qualified supplemental insurance typically covers the remaining 20% and your deductible. You can get any supplies and guidance you need at any of our more than 8,000 locations.
Find All the Supplies You Need
Frequently asked Medicare Part B questions
Q: Do I have to get my diabetes testing supplies through mail order?
A: No. You can get your diabetes testing supplies at any neighborhood Walgreens store. We can bill Medicare Part B and your qualified supplemental insurance, which means little or no out of pocket cost to you.
Q: What Medicare-covered diabetes testing supplies are available at my neighborhood Walgreens and online?
- Blood glucose meters
- Test strips
- Lancing devices
- Control solution
- Replacement batteries for meters
Q: How do I know if I am eligible to have my diabetes testing supplies covered by Medicare Part B?
A: If you're on Medicare and have diabetes, then you may be eligible. Your Walgreen's pharmacist can check your eligibility. Find a store near you.
Q: How much does Medicare pay? How much do I pay?
A: Generally, Medicare will pay 80% of the cost of your covered diabetes testing supplies, and Walgreens will bill Medicare directly. If you have a qualified supplemental insurance plan, Walgreens will bill it for the portion not covered by Medicare. Any non-covered supply, co-insurance and deductible is the responsibility of the individual customer.
Q: What daily testing guidelines are covered under Medicare?
A: Medicare covers testing once a day for non-insulin diabetics and covers testing three times daily for insulin-dependent diabetics. More frequent testing may require additional documentation.
Q: What if I need to test more frequently than Medicare guidelines allow?
A: You and your doctor may need to supply additional documentation including test logs, progress notes and lab results. It's important to keep track of your results by maintaining a log since you may be required to supply this information.
Q: Will I have to fill out and send in claim forms when buying diabetes testing supplies in store or online?
A: No, Walgreens will fill out all claim forms and bill Medicare and your supplemental insurance company directly.
Q: Who should I contact with questions?
A: Just contact your neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy. Find a store near you.
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