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nebulizing albuterol and saline

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 20, 2022 | Replies (26)

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Sodium Chloride designated DURABLE GOOD by MEDICARE?
Has anyone been able to figure out why Medicare doesn't pay for sodium chloride vials; they consider them a "durable good" such as a nebulizer. Or is there someone out there who has been able to get Medicare/Supplemental pay for sodium chloride (saline solution)? If so, please tell me your supplemental name and/or how you got this to be paid for. Thank you so very much!

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Saline vials are covered under Medicare Part B – if you are using a prescribed nebulizer. Have the pharmacy resubmit.

I have also been unable to get sodium chloride vials covered by Medicare. The problem was really the pharmacies that told me it was not covered under Part B. I finally gave up and used a GoodRx coupon. I got 180 vials for about $18. Donna Turnbaugh