How does the program affect me if I use mail-order diabetic supplies?
Starting in July 2013, Medicare will implement a national mail-order program for diabetic supplies that will affect everyone with Original Medicare in the United States and its territories.
Can I still get my diabetic supplies from my local pharmacy?
Yes, you can. The national mail-order program for diabetic supplies does not include pharmacies or other retail stores. However, if you go to your local store to get your supplies, you will probably pay more for these supplies than you would if you bought them from a mail-order Medicare contract supplier. Both you and the Medicare Program can save money each time you use a mail-order contract supplier.
Where can a get a list of Medicare contract suppliers?
Simply enter your zip code into the Medicare Supplier Directory search tool on the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov/supplier. The directory provides names, addresses, and contact information for suppliers that provide services or products under the Medicare program. You can also get this information by calling Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).