Rather than ‘hijack’ another person’s discussion about a similar topic, I figured it might be more polite to post this discussion.
I went on Medicare last Summer, and got my insulin pump in August of 2010. I was told at the time that Medicare pays for the insulin used in my pump under part B. Now it is ten months later and I’ve yet to find a provider that will bill Medicare part B. I paid $183.19 out of pocket yesterday for a one month supply of Novolog.
Has anyone actually been fortunate enough to have Medicare cover the cost of the insulin for your pump, and if so, how did you get to that point? Of course I am now in the “gap” and I would appreciate any suggestions on how to save on prescription costs. I do have the opportunity to do the mail order through my secondary insurance, but they don’t bill Medicare part B either. I’m beginning to think there is no such thing as Medicare paying for insulin used in a pump.