Next year, Medicare Part D enrollees may see lower monthly costs for insulins. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new pilot project with insulin manufacturers and Part D plans that could offer insulin coverage for $35 per prescription each month—even during the deductible phase and the donut hole. Participating plans must cover one of each type of insulin (rapid-acting insulin, regular insulin, intermediate insulin; and long-acting insulin), if manufacturers of each type participate. The ADA is glad CMS has heard our call to lower Medicare beneficiaries’ insulin costs and we will continue to work with the Administration to address insulin costs for all individuals with diabetes who need it.
If you or someone you love needs help accessing insulin, visit InsulinHelp.org.