Insurance coverage of diabetes supplies varies, and assessing coverage differs among insurers. Medicare coverage information is available directly from Medicare.gov. Private insurance may also partially or fully cover diabetic supplies, and complete information about coverage is available from the insurer, as reported by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.
Specific coverage information for diabetic supplies is available for Medicare patients, as Medicare.gov explains. Other patients should contact insurers directly or look at the list of covered supplies provided by the insurer, as reported by Healthcare.gov. Healthcare.gov marketplace plans are not permitted to exclude diabetes patients from care simply because of pre-existing condition status.
Information about plan coverage may also be obtained from the supply company directly, as stated by Bryam Healthcare. Bryam Healthcare answers patient questions about their products and may provide coverage guidance.
Many plans cover diabetic supplies and should be consulted to determine coverage amounts and approved suppliers, as the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse reports, but specific coverage varies depending on the insurance plan. State insurance commissions may offer help identifying plans that cover specific health needs, and each state has different health plans and different relevant information for patients seeking diabetes coverage. The insurer ultimately determines what is covered as long as it is in compliance with state and federal law.