Hi everyone, this is my first blog - has anyone found an insulin supplier who bills Medicare Part B directly for your insulin? I am a new pumper and I cannot find any insulin supplier who accepts Part B. This defeats the whole purpose of Medicare allowing insulin to be considered part of the pump and therefore not charged with a deductible nor added to Part D yearly medicine rates.
So far I've called 30 suppliers listed on the medicare.gov site; I've spoken to 3 medicare agents plus a manager - this was disappointing because they are not aware of the rules nor could they supply the name of any insulin suppliers who bill Medicare directly. I've called the corporate offices of Walgreens, CVS, and Target - no luck. I've called Eli Lilly and spoken with 3 different department heads but no luck. The answer I was given over and over again was that the suppliers will not bill Medicare Part B because the reimbursement is less than the cost of the insulin. This seems like a very bad joke that allows Medicare to say that it is dramatically reducing the cost of diabetic insulin for seniors by not providing any supply to the patients.
I have not given up yet. If anyone, anywhere in the country is currently billing through Meidcare Part B then please send me the supplier's contact information. Thank you, Susan