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Cholesterol Analyzer Medicare / Medicaid Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does Medicare pay for CardioChek cholesterol analyzer products?

Does Medicaid pay for CardioChek cholesterol analyzer products?

Does Medicare or Medicaid pay for CardioChek lipid
(blood fat) test strips?


Why won't Medicare and Medicaid pay for CardioChek lipid
(blood fat) test strips?


How do I file a claim to Medicare or Medicaid for the CardioChek cholesterol analyzer system as a glucose meter?


Does Medicare pay for CardioChek cholesterol analyzer products?

Yes.  However, at this time, Medicare will only pay for the CardioChek system as a glucose meter. This includes associated necessary supplies to measure your blood glucose at home. The amount of Medicare payment for the CardioChek system as a glucose meter varies by state. cholesterol analyzer


Does Medicaid pay for CardioChek  cholesterol analyzer products?

Medicaid program coverage decisions for CardioChek product are similar to the Medicare program.  Therefore, Medicaid will only pay for the CardioChek cholesterol analyzer system as a glucose meter.  This includes associated necessary supplies to measure your blood glucose at home. The amount of Medicaid payment for the CardioChek as a glucose meter varies by state.  Medicaid payment is usually comparatively low. cholesterol analyzer


Does Medicare or Medicaid pay for CardioChek lipid (blood fat) test strips?

No.  At this time, Medicare or Medicaid will only pay for CardioChek products as they relate to controlling blood glucose. cholesterol analyzer


Why won’t Medicare and Medicaid pay for CardioChek lipid (blood fat) test strips?

At this time, these health plans do not understand the value of home lipid (blood fat) monitoring.  We are working hard to help them understand. cholesterol analyzer


How do I file a claim to Medicare or Medicaid for the CardioChek cholesterol analyzer system as a glucose meter
? 

CardioChek products must be purchased from a provider that is authorized to bill Medicare or Medicaid.  We suggest you contact us for the names of pharmacies and other firms that have the expertise to either file a Medicare or Medicaid claim on your behalf. cholesterol analyzer  

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