Medicare & Cancer Drug Coverage

Many Medicare-eligible cancer patients have additional things to consider when deciding whether to enroll in Plan D, including which plan is best for them.

Most prescription drugs are covered through Medicare Part D, including medications used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, depression, and other health conditions.  These medicines can be pills or liquids taken by mouth, suppositories, inhaled drugs (i.e., asthma treatment), and drugs that are injected by patients (i.e., insulin for diabetics).

Under Medicare, Part B covers cancer drugs that you have put in your veins or can take prescription 2by mouth. If your drug is only made to be taken by mouth, your Medicare Part D plan should cover it.  The American Cancer Society has put together tips to distinguish which medications should be covered under Medicare Part B or Part D.  Click here for more information.

Want to learn how Medicare covers other drugs? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ tip sheet found here provides an overview of drug coverage under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D.

Contact a Caravus Individual Market consultant for additional information on which Medicare plan is right for your needs.