Pharmacy Question for the Week of May 6, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Does Medicare Part B cover self-administered drugs used by the patient?

Answer:

Medicare Part B does not cover drugs that are usually self-administered by the patient unless the statute provides for such coverage. The statute explicitly provides coverage, for blood clotting factors, drugs used in immunosuppressive therapy, erythropoietin for dialysis patients, certain oral anti-cancer drugs and anti-emetics used in certain situations.

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