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Does Medicare cover insulin pumps and related supplies?

Medicare covers insulin pumps, single and multiple use medical supplies for use with a pump, and insulin for insulin pump users. Medicare restricts coverage for insulin pumps and related supplies to enrollees who use insulin to manage their diabetes. Furthermore, Medicare limits use of pumps to those who have results on a medical test known as a c-peptide test that is within a certain range. Patients must obtain a prescription from their physician for the pump and its supplies and must also go through a diabetes education program in order for Medicare to cover the pump and its related supplies.

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