Monday, October 13, 2008

Walgreens Offers Free Shipping for Medicare Part B Testing Supplies

Seniors with diabetes now have two convenient, affordable options for receiving their Medicare Part B covered diabetes testing supplies from Walgreens. Patients can pick up their supplies at any of more than 6,400 convenient locations or Walgreens can mail the supplies to their home at no cost.

Generally, Medicare covers 80 percent of the cost of diabetes testing supplies including blood glucose meters, test strips, lancets, lancing devices, control solution and replacement batteries for meters. Now, Walgreens will bill Medicare directly, as well as supplemental insurance plans for the portion not covered by Medicare. Patients are only responsible for any co-payment or deductible not covered by supplemental insurance.