Providers unaware syringes are covered under Medicare

January 9, 2006

Many providers appear unaware that insulin syringes are covered under the new Medicare prescription drug program, according to Can-Am Care LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., one of the largest suppliers of branded and private-label syringes. Can-Am conducted a survey of more than 100 help desk operators at Part D providers and found that many offered confusing information and were unaware that the new benefit covers syringes. In addition, the company pointed out that the Web site at www.medicare.gov http://www.medicare.govdoes not provide information about newly covered supplies such as insulin syringes and pen needles.