Monday, March 28, 2011

Part D Excluded Medications

Part D and ED Medications
Question: I will be 65 in Oct. Are ED meds such as Viagra and testosterone injections covered by Medicare?

Answer: No. ED medications are not covered by Medicare unless they are prescribed for a medical condition other than sexual or erectile dysfunction. This is known as prescribing "off-label". Viagra is sometimes prescribed for treatment of pulmonary hypertension so if you are taking it for that and your doctor certifies nothing else will work for you then Medicare might cover it, but that’s a long shot because there are so many other drugs available. A few years back a glitch in the CMS system allowed ED drugs to be covered but that has been corrected.

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