Medicare, Walgreens, and Dexcom

I have a friend on Medicare. I believe she has no additional supplement.
Will she be able to fill a script for 90 days through Medicare for Dexcom G6 sensors through Walgreens if the endo writes it? Currently, she is getting a 30 day supply, just 3 sensors.

I’m only able to fill my sensors every 30 days. I am on a Medicare Advantage plan.

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@typ1

I don’t have any experience with Walgreens. However some of the “mail order” suppliers WILL send you 9 G6 sensors and a transmitter every 90 days. I use US Med and they do it that way. I think that North Coast Med does it that way … although I have never used them. And I believe that Solara now does that now … although they only shipped 30 days worth … 3 sensors … when I used them.

To the best of my knowledge, the companies that are sending you a 90-day supply don’t have a “special arrangement” with Medicare.

If I am not mistaken, even though they send you a 90-day supply, I believe that they are actually going to the extra effort of BILLING Medicare every 30 days.

Will Walgreens do that ? I’m afraid that I don’t know.

Good luck to you and your friend.

John

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I’m on Medicare and currently get my G6 stuff through Walgreens. Even though my Dr. wrote script for 90-day supplies, Walgreens will only process for 30-day supplies. This causes me grief as they won’t initiate another order until at least 30 days have passed. Then there’s the delays while their corporate office tries to get in touch with my Dr. for his notes and then their dealings with Medicare Part B requirements plus also the local Walgreens being ‘out of stock’. All in all, I lose several days each time I need to order supplies.

On a side note - I purchased a Dexcom G6 receiver that’s warranted for 1 year. Does that mean I have to order a new one each year in order to have Medicare continually cover my ongoing supplies?

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Why not just use a Medicare approved mail order Dexcom supplier like CCS medical? They contact me every month well in advance, take care of getting DR notes on time, etc. I get my sensors from CCS like clockwork every month. They send an email or text which ever I want on the same day each month, go to CCS account and confirm that I want the supplies and then they ship them out so they always arrive well before running out.

“On a side note - I purchased a Dexcom G6 receiver that’s warranted for 1 year. Does that mean I have to order a new one each year in order to have Medicare continually cover my ongoing supplies?”

Nope

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CCS sounds great. I will have to ask around about them. I have the same problem with Walgreens, for all my supplies. Seems the scripted answer is, “we have to get information from doc”, every 3 months. Do they think I have been cured of T1D?