DME is usually 5 yrs, but I’ve been told for this specific item, it’s probably that they will pay for a new one every 1 or 2 years. Medicare can’t find the answer and suggested I have the pharmacy ask they provider. The glucose meter companies (like Accu-Chek) say it should be replaced every 1 or 2 years.

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    Michael Richardson
    Owner /Agent, Guardian Senior Protection, Dallas Fort Worth Texas
    Part B covers home blood sugar (glucose) monitors and supplies used with the equipment, including lancet devices, and blood sugar test strips . There may be limits on how much or how often you get these supplies.and subject to your part B deductible and you would be responsible for the 20% coinsurance. You would have to check with your plan administrator to see how much is covered on the carrier side.
    Answered on March 24, 2019
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