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OneTouch® Testing Supplies are ALWAYS covered by Medicare Part B.*

After you meet your $147** deductible:
  • The out of pocket is just 20% of the Medicare allowable cost of $10.41.
  • You pay only $2.08 for a box of 50 test strips.
  • You'll pay $0 with most supplemental health insurance*
Click here to find retail or mail order suppliers to get your OneTouch® Test Strips today
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DIABETES SUPPLIES AND MEDICARE

  • What is competitive bidding?

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the national mail order competitive bidding program on July 1, 2013. The program reduced reimbursement rates for diabetes testing supplies and the number of mail order companies approved to provide these supplies to Medicare patients. All retailers have the ability to provide supplies to Medicare patients.

  • I use Medicare Advantage. Am I affected?

    No, if patients are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or commercial managed care plan, you are not impacted by competitive bidding.

  • Do I need to switch to another meter or test strips?

    No, your OneTouch® Meters and Test Strips continue to be reimbursed under Medicare Part B. You won’t have to pay more and you can still get them from either retail or mail order. OneTouch® is the #1 recommended brand by endocrinologists and Doctors.

  • What happened with Medicare reimbursement and my OneTouch® Diabetes Supplies? What does it mean for Medicare Patients?

    First, your OneTouch® Diabetes Supplies continue to be covered by Medicare Part B. You can find them at any retail pharmacy like CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and many others.

    What has changed is that some mail order companies may not offer OneTouch® Diabetes Supplies and may try to switch you to a different brand. You can keep receiving your OneTouch® Test Strips without interruption by calling one of our approved mail order suppliers. They will take care of billing Medicare and/or your supplemental insurance.

  • Will I have to pay more for OneTouch® Diabetes Supplies?

    No, under Medicare, all products are reimbursed at the same rate. You won’t pay more to get the #1 recommended brand by endocrinologists and doctors.

  • What will my diabetic testing supplies cost me on Medicare?

    Your OneTouch® Meter and OneTouch® Test Strips are still covered under Medicare Part B. With most supplemental insurance, patients will pay $0 out-of-pocket.*

  • I use Home delivery through my neighborhood pharmacy. What about that?

    Local home delivery is no longer an option for pharmacies without a CMS contract. In order to receive diabetes testing supplies at home, you have to use an approved mail order supplier. You can get your OneTouch® Test Strips without interruption by calling one of our approved mail order suppliers: CCS, American, or AMMED and many more. They will take care of billing Medicare and/or your supplemental insurance.

  • What types of Diabetes Supplies are covered under Medicare Part B?
    • Meters
    • Blood Glucose Test Strips
    • Control Solution
    • Batteries
    • Lancing Devices
    • Lancets
  • What has happened with insulin pumps and pump supplies under Medicare?

    CMS has not yet declared if insulin pumps and supplies are impacted. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

  • I also use an insulin pump, are there any changes in my insulin pump supplies?

    Call your insulin pump manufacturer to find out the mail order company in your area to service insulin pump supplies.

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