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Medicare Coverage Extended, But Only Covers 25 Strips


Aug 1, 1998

As of July 1, 1998, Medicare began covering the cost of home blood glucose monitoring for people with diabetes who do not use insulin-the program had previously covered only those treated with insulin. Medicare now pays the cost of a glucose meter and up to 25 blood test strips per month for Part B program enrollees. People using insulin are covered for the cost of their meters and 100 glucose test strips per month. All applicable Medicare deductibles and co-payments apply to these benefits.


Categories: Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Health Insurance, Insulin



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