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...

Are Vaccines Covered by Medicare Part B or Part D?

Part D covers most vaccines that your doctor recommends you get. The only exceptions are the flu, pneumonia, and hepatitis B vaccines, and certain vaccines that you receive after being exposed to a dangerous virus or disease (see below). Part D plans must include most...

How is insulin covered by Medicare?

The way Medicare covers your insulin depends on how you take insulin.Part D may cover insulin and related medical supplies used to inject insulin (syringes, gauze, and alcohol swabs) if you have a prescription from your doctor. Your drug plan should cover medications...

Are Immunosuppressants Covered by Medicare Part B or Part D?

Immunosuppressants are drugs that you take following a transplant to prevent your body from rejecting the donor organ. The way Medicare covers your immunosuppressant medication depends on the circumstances of your transplant.Part B covers your immunosuppressants if...

What Should I Do If I Am Having Trouble Accessing My Medication?

If you are experiencing issues accessing your medication, take these steps:Become familiar with how your medication is covered: Use the information above or call 1-800-MEDICARE to learn about which part of Medicare should cover your medication. If it is a Part D drug,...