Novolog Flex Pen Needles?

Aug 19, 2015

  1. TDS551
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    Who pays for the replacement needles? Is it covered under PArt D, or Part B.

    The brand name is Novotwist, but it does not show up on medicare.gov.

    Ive also seen clients order them over the phone which I assume is part B. Interestingly that company from the Wolf of Wall Street guy based in florida, just bombs people with boxes of diabetic supplies. Not sure how, but a different discussion.
     
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    Part B.............................
     
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    Thanks, I thought so too, but then I found this on the medicare website.

    "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 gauze.

    Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) may cover insulin and certain medical supplies used to inject insulin, like syringes, gauze, and alcohol swabs."

    Novolog flexpen needles come in a pack of 100. They call it Novotwist, but there are other brands. But nothing on medicare.gov.
     
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    Actually, now that I think about it, the needles are Part D, supplies such as meters /test strips are Part B. Sorry.
     
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    I went to Humana's web site and under the "Humana Enhanced", those needles are tier 1.
     

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    Sent you a PM. Might be able to help with Lone Star if your client can't find a solution elsewhere.
     
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    The question is about coverage for the needles, Part B or Part D. So why would a discount plan be of help if the person has Medicare?

    Rick
     
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    I thought Lone Star was a beer.
     
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    Sorry I thought there was an issue with the client being able to obtain them at all.
     
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    I think we all know why you posted what you posted.
     
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