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Insulin and Part B Medicare

Started this discussion. Last reply by LBREP Jul 23, 2014. 8 Replies

Does anyone get their Insulin via Part B Medicare ? No one in my area seems to know how to process it as well as be able to tell me the costs involved.I current get it under Part D but Part B says it…Continue

Tags: medicare, b, part, insulin

SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump Alert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Jun 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Subject: FDA MedWatch - SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump - Expanded Class I Recall issued. Risk of over-infusion, could result in serious injury or death. Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pump Model 35700: Class…Continue

BG or A1c Vs Insulin Usage

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 May 8, 2012. 4 Replies

I must have been Board last night, Tried to do this but have failed so far.Has anyone ever tried to correlate Insulin Usage( u/Day ) to BG or A1c Values ?Continue

MM Sensor needle removal issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Jan 6, 2012. 15 Replies

Has anyone had problems removing the needle on the MM Sensors after Instertion ?I am finding that some times I cannot with all my strength, pull it out and had to revert to a pair of plyers to do the…Continue

Tags: Needle, CGM, MMcgm


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wallskev replied to Taylar's discussion 'Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The reason is Medicare is so stupid in that they don't cover CGM and the 530G is a bundled system and has predictive technology usingthe CGM.. I have the 723, I am on medicare but I pay out of pocket for all CGM supplies and use the Older CGM…"
Aug 27, 2014
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Jul 24, 2014
LBREP replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"I get my insulin from Walgreens through Part B. Medicare pays 80% of the approved cost. If you alsp have a Medicare Supplement plan that will pay what Medicare does not. You also have to be on a pumnp with a C-Peptide level below a certain…"
Jul 23, 2014
IL71 replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"If you get it under part D, do NOT tell them you have a pump. Medicare reimbursement under part B is so low that pharmacies are reluctant to dispense insulin. They lose their shirt. I haven't found a supplier as yet. Very frustrating."
Jul 23, 2014
DonnainSVAZ commented on wallskev's blog post 'OneTouch Ultra Link Case Replacement - A++ for Customer Service'
"After calling Medtronics to find out that they don't carry "cases" - at least they were nice about it. I did a web search and found this post... I called LifeScan and they were amazing!! 2+ years after this originally posted they are…"
Jul 16, 2014
wallskev liked Bek's blog post denied CGMs by insurance
Jul 1, 2014
Zoe replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"Probably because every pharmacy is different. I never had to file that form. (Never even mentioned). I had issues though with them charging me for the deductible that my "secondary insurance" is supposed to pay. I'm still waiting…"
Mar 25, 2014
wallskev replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"Sorted this out with much frustration. To file for Insulin on a Part B the Pharmacy needs to receive a "CMS-10125 - External Infusion Pumps" form from the Doctor. After they got this my cost went to $0 / 90 day supply. :-) Why don't…"
Mar 25, 2014
Tom S replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"My Target pharmacy says they can bill Paart B. Have not tried yet as I do not start medicare until this coming summer. Others have posted that Walgreens processes through Part B. You might try them or CVS as the other post suggested."
Mar 21, 2014
Brunetta replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"I'm glad I only work part time because dealing with this stuff is a full time job! You are right Zoe. I have no idea how people who work a full-time job get the proper coverages. My part-time job, since I have not been working nor driving due…"
Mar 21, 2014
Zoe replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"It is processed under Part B if it is used in an insulin pump. T. Ihis is listed in the Medicare handbook. Good luck getting it processed. You should definitely try the bigger chain pharmacies. I've been having a hell of a time straightening…"
Mar 21, 2014
karen replied to wallskev's discussion 'Insulin and Part B Medicare'
"Do you use an insulin pump? Here is what Medicare.Gov says about insulin: Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) doesn’t cover insulin (unless use of an insulin pump is medically necessary), insulin pens, syringes, needles, alcohol swabs, or…"
Mar 21, 2014
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Insulin and Part B Medicare

Does anyone get their Insulin via Part B Medicare ? No one in my area seems to know how to process it as well as be able to tell me the costs involved.I current get it under Part D but Part B says it is covered under that section.Thanks In Advance KevinSee More
Mar 21, 2014
wallskev updated their profile
Feb 10, 2014
wallskev replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"You can leave it on and running thru security and onto the plane for the whole entire trip. I fly 4-8 flights per week and have no issues or problems."
Feb 3, 2014
wallskev replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I get a prescription filled base don 8/day on a 90 day supply. I actually us 3-4 per day and so I reorder based on a daily usage of 8 so I always have a minimum of 90 days supply, some times as much as 110-120 day supply. My Medicare Advantage copay…"
Jan 16, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
January 1, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
11 2000 / 5.8 10/2012 / 5.9 6/13 / 5.9 1/14
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
minimed 722 with CGM

Wallskev's Blog

Scary TSA Event in Raleigh NC

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:07pm 4 Comments

I was going thru the TSA scanner and as normal for me, ( Traveler every week) I have my hands swabbed and checked fro explosives.

Well the swab came Up RED and the army of agents decended on my saying they need to take me into a priovate screening area.

While in there they calibrated checked their machine and it was positive, they then did a re-swab of me and my pump and it came up Red again.

They wanted to me to then stip down, and when I ask why, they all… Continue

SOLARA MEDICAL vs Medtronics ??

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:47am 0 Comments

Does any one deal with SOLARA MEDICAL on their Medtronics Supplies ?

They have come at me with some discounts and quotes but I am hesitant to switch suppliers for sensors and Infusion sets.

Being on a HDHP determining my copays is a chore due to time of the year. This year I am already in Phase 3 due to some surgery whereas last year I did not get to this point till October.

OneTouch Ultra Link Case Replacement - A++ for Customer Service

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 2:31am 1 Comment

Called "Medtronics" and a rude lady answered and when I told her what I needed (a case for my Meter as the Zipper had torn" she abruptly, and negatively said "they don't replace them !!" but I could buy a new meter or call LifeScan and ended the call.

Hopefully she was just having a bad day.

Called Johnson and Johnson LifeScan at 1-800-227-8862 and one of…


Donation of Syringes and Pen Needles

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 6:54am 1 Comment

I have an assortment of 3 items that I will donate to anyone in Diabetes that has a real need for the cost of Postage to my Paypal Account.

95 ea Novafine Pen Needles 30Gx8mm

25 ea BD Ultrafine III Short 31Gx8mm

45 ea 31 Guage 8mm 30 Unit Syringes - Individual Sealed Package

Quantities are estimated but close.

Would like to ship all as 1 shipment . First come First Get

Send me your email for communications to… Continue

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At 2:32pm on August 29, 2012, Marie B said…
At 3:52pm on November 22, 2010, Manny Hernandez said…
Hey there,
Got your question:
"I wanted to ask if any consderation has been done in the Forums to seperate MM from Others and in CGM MM from Dexcom as seperate Discussion Groups ?"

There are separate Groups for all types of pumps and a specific group has been set up for Dexcom users (and I believe) for Navigator CGM users. I'd encourage you to create a new group for MM CGM users, if there's not one already in existence (do a search before, to make sure). Anyone can create a new group.

Hope this helps.
At 9:12am on October 21, 2010, Doris D said…
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At 12:01pm on October 19, 2010, catlover said…
Hi wallskev- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 5:47pm on October 18, 2010, Doris D said…
Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Also please put up a picture (of you or something realated to you) so we can tell you from other's on our Forum
At 11:32am on October 18, 2010, Realsis77 said…
Thanks for being my friend! , Have a great day!
At 11:24am on October 18, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 10:18am on October 18, 2010, Marie B said…
thanks! let me know if you're looking for anything special here, or have any questions about the community. I've been here almost daily for almost three years, and I know where things are (well, a lot of things)
At 9:40am on October 18, 2010, Marie B said…
hello and welcome!



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