Pharmacy Question for the Week of September 10, 2018

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


When does Medicare cover self-administered drugs?


Generally, Medicare Part B does not cover drugs, such as those in pill form or those used for self-injection. However, it does cover some self-administered drugs, such as blood-clotting factors, drugs used in immunosuppressive therapy, erythropoietin for dialysis patients, osteoporosis drugs for certain homebound patients, and certain oral cancer drugs.

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