Does Medicare cover the cost of PT/INR testing supplies for home monitoring? Has anyone ever used their Medicare coverage for home inr testing?
Medicare does not view home INR testing as Durable Medical Equipment like they do for diabetes testing supplies. This means they will not pay for the cost of the meter outright. The good news is that they pay for the weekly home INR testing service!
This all inclusive service includes a required face-to-face training, a brand new CoaguChek XS meter loan, test strips for weekly testing, and lancets. Medicare requires that the results are reported to Advanced Cardio Services which are then transmitted to the prescribing physician or clinic for interpretation. This is required in order to bill Medicare and prove that patients are successfully testing with their INR meter and that the physician or clinic gets the test results. So we bill Medicare for the service and supply you with everything you need in order to successfully obtain a weekly INR test result.