Does any one have a recommedation for medigap and part d pharmacy insurance for those with liver disease?
I will be eligible for medicare due to disability Sept. 1. I went to a SHIP counselor for help but he was not very knowlegeable about getting medicare through disability. I am going to stay on original medicare because it will let me stay with my current transplant center. I read on the Medicare website that if I get a transplant while covered by medicare, Part B will cover the immunosuppressant drugs I will have to take. I called medicare to confirm this.
As to Part D, I am looking for a plan that covers prednisone, propranol, spironolactone, furosemide, potassium chloriide, nitrofurantoin, calcitonian, and Xifaxian. ( and Valcyte once I get a transplant. ) I went to the local Walgreens and they printed a report that lsited five plans that would cover most of these meds.
I am having trouble finding a plan that covers the Xifaxian, or doesn't require step therapy, quantity limits, or pre-authorization. I currently take 6 200mg. a day. I tried Enulose but it put me in the bathroom all day. Between the diuretics and diarhea, it was awful.
Any one's thoughts on this matter would be appreciated.