1. 12689 POINTS
    Ted Ratliff
    Owner, SFS Associates,
    Some Chemotherapy and injectable drugs are covered under Part B but most drugs are not.  That is why you need Medicare Part D which is your Prescription Drug Plan. Part D is administered by private insurance companies under the supervision and guidance of the Center for Medicare Services.  You must select a Prescription drug plan or face penalties by Medicare.
    Answered on July 7, 2013
  2. 2330 POINTS
    Steve Adlman
    Owner, Alabama Medicare Plans, Birmingham, Alabama
    Medicare Part B covers certain drugs dispensed on an outpatient basis. If your medication is put in an infusion pump or nebulizer it is generally covered under Part B not Part D of Medicare. Medicare Part B will cover most injectable and infused drugs given by a licensed medical provider. Medicare Part B may cover Injectable osteoporosis drugs for women if you meet the Medicare criteria. Chemotherapy treatments done on an outpatient basis are covered under Medicare Part B. After the annual Part B deductible of $166 is met Medicare will cover 80% on these medications and if you have a Medicare Supplement it will pay the 20% Medicare leaves off. The Medicare Advantage Plans that I am familiar with here in Alabama will require you to pay 20% for these medications which ends up being a huge financial burden for most Medicare beneficiaries that are on an Advantage Plans.
    Answered on May 14, 2016
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