How Does Medicare Cover Injectable Drugs?Part B covers an injectable drug if it generally cannot usually be self-administered and your doctor provides and administers the drug to you.

Original Medicare covers these outpatient drugs at 80% of its approved amount, meaning that as long as you see a provider who accepts Medicare assignment, you will be responsible for a 20% coinsurance charge. If you need more information about whether your medication is covered by Original Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, call your plan to learn more about its costs and coverage requirements for injectable drugs.

Part D covers an injectable drug if you can buy it at the pharmacy, and it is either administered by your doctor or you administer the drug yourself. Contact your plan to learn more about its cost and coverage rules for injectable drugs that you need.

Read More: Are Vaccines Covered by Medicare Part B or Part D?
Learn About: How Is Insulin Covered by Medicare?
Return to: Medicare Part D

Clicking third-party links will open a new tab and will take you away from, LLC does not control the linked sites’ content or link.

This content was created and copyrighted by the Medicare Rights Center ©2020. Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities. These materials are presented here with support from and may not be distributed, modified or edited without Medicare Rights’ consent. takes pride in providing you as much information as possible concerning your Medicare options, but only a health insurance broker licensed to sell Medicare can help you compare your plan options from various insurance companies. When you’re ready, we recommend you discuss your needs with a Licensed Sales Agent.