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Can you get free Medtronic diabetes supplies from Medicare?

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Medicare covers diabetes supplies, insulin pump set up, education, testing and evaluation but requires a 20 percent co-pay. Private providers may have different co-pay and deductible costs. Medicare covers most diabetes care and supplies, according to Medicare. The cost of Medtronic supplies for Medicare patients varies by state.

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Though Medicare covers a variety of diabetes-related services with a 20 percent co-pay, both the cost of the services and the vendors that provide supplies vary by region. Both Medtronic and the official Medicare website have information about costs in different regions. Using the CPT code and a state you can find the cost of Medtronic supplies for a patient with Medicare.

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