Medicare/Medicaid in the U.S.

 

Medicare, the U.S. federal health insurance program for people age 65 and over, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End Stage Renal Disease, in all 50 states has determined that Immunocal is eligible for coverage and reimbursement when certain requirements are met. Medicare covers Immunocal when it is prescribed for tube feeding only and pays for no more than one month’s supply of nutrients at a time. Complete coverage requirements are explained in the Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual, Chapter 1 and the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15.

 

 

Medicaid, the joint federal and state-funded program for certain categorically eligible low-income individuals and families, determines coverage and reimbursement for Immunocal on a state-by-state basis. Please see the chart below to determine whether Immunocal is eligible for coverage under a particular state’s Medicaid program. Please note that many state Medicaid programs that cover Immunocal require prior authorization. Please verify individual state Medicaid rules for specific coverage and reimbursement requirements.

 

Obtaining product: For both Medicare and Medicaid coverage, Immunocal must be prescribed by a licensed physician. The prescription must be taken to a pharmacy to be filled. If covered in that particular state, the pharmacy will order Immunocal from their national wholesalers. These wholesalers get the product from Immunotec’s Medical Division.

 

Immunotec’s Medical Division: Product for Medicare and Medicaid is handled by Immunotec’s Medical Division.

 

Private Insurance Coverage

 

Individuals should contact their private healthcare insurance company to inquire whether Immunocal is covered if prescribed by their healthcare professional. Reimbursement will follow your insurance company’s usual protocol.

 

Reimbursement by State

 

Please see the below chart for general information. Please note, Medicaid program requirements are subject to change. Healthcare providers and patients should check with their state Medicaid agency to obtain current coverage and billing requirements to ensure compliance with state requirements. Covered - Often priced by individual claim, frequently needs prior approval

 

All Medicare/Medicaid business is handled by the Medical Division’s Distribution Group. Since it is government reimbursement it must be handled this way so as not to be in violation of anti-kickback statutes.

 

For more information, contact Pascale, 819-560-1779 or by email at

pascale@forcevente.com

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