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Help to get Medicare approved diabetic meters, testing supplies and more.  Learn how to choose a meter, what Medicare needs and handy sources of diabetes information.

Diabetic Meters Approved By Medicare

While most pages under this title are diabetic services companies looking for business, this page is to help you get your diabetes testing supplies through your doctor and Medicare without needing the third party.  You'll learn how to get Medicare approval, how to choose a meter, handy Medicare Information phone numbers and more.

What Meters Are Approved By Medicare?

After searching for hours under Medicare Parts B and D, to get a list of approved meters, It hit me.  Medicare Part B appears to pay 80% for any meter your doctor prescribes, along with the related lancets and test strips.  If you're diagnosed with diabetes and prescribed a meter, Medicare covers it.  Most meters are free, whether or not Medicare covers them. The details Medicare needs about your monitoring equipment, lancets and test strips are covered in the next section.  Near the bottom of the page, I've listed a few handy diabetes information sources if you have any questions. 

What Medicare Needs To Approve A Meter: 

Medicare needs a prescription from your doctor in order to approve your glucose meter, test strips and lancets.  The prescription needs to specify that you have diabetes, the kind of meter you need and why, whether you use insulin, how often you should test your blood sugar and how many strips and lancets you'll need each month.  Some of these prescriptions must be renewed yearly.

You can pick up your supplies at any Medicare enrolled pharmacy or have them delivered by a Medicare enrolled medical equipment company.

How To Choose A Meter:

Since you need a prescription, obviously, your doctor is involved in the decision concerning your meter.  Still, the doctor isn't the one who has to use it and many doctors aren't aware of how difficult some of this equipment is to use.  If it's too difficult, you won't use it.  This is why you should take an active part in the decision by trying the meters before the prescription is written.  Here are some things to consider:

Handy Diabetes Information Providers:

Medicare Diabetic Meters and other issues:  1(800)633-4227
American Association Of Diabetes Educators:  1(800)338-3633
National Diabetes Education Program:  1(800)438-5383

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