How do some people on Medicare who are not on insulin get them to pay for more than 1 strip a day? Do I have to get my Dr. to write a letter to my Advantage plan? Or does he have to write it to Medicare? Or can he just write a Rx for the amount I need? I just got Medicare so I'm kind of new to this. What about alcohol swabs, sharps containers, new meters, lancing devices, are they all covered under medicare? And does he need to write a Rx for everything I need like the alcohol swabs(if they're covered). What happens if what I need isn't carried by my pharmacy and a pharmacy that has something i need doesn't accept medicare? Can I just buy the stuff on my Rx and get reimbursed for the supplies and will it be the amount I paid for them, or will I only get reimbursed a set amount for each item, and if so do you know what that amount is? I know lots of questions. I just got Medicare this month and haven't been to the Dr. yet. I just want to go there and be able to get what I need without having to go back. I currently test 10+ times a day. I am off my diabetes meds but my BG levels fluctuate really easily so I need to test when I wake up and before/after every time I eat and before bedtime so I know what I should be eating/doing when it comes time for my next mealtime. I've noticed so far with almost all of my Dr.'s, that they're basically clueless when it comes to insurance and coverage issues because they have their staff or billing companies handle that sort of thing, which is why I'm asking here where you guys have probably gone through all of that stuff I have to go through in the coming months/years/decades. Thanks for any help or advice anyone can give.
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