What is the difference in a Part B and Part D drug?
Written by Bonnie Dobbs, Senior Health Benefits Consultant
What is difference in a Part B and Part D drug?
Elder Care Roswell GA – What is the Difference in a Part B and Part D Drug?
The main difference is Part B drugs are injections or infusions that are administered by a doctor.
Part D drugs are pills, ointments or creams dispensed to you at a pharmacy.
Are any Part B or Part D drugs free?
Yes, some vaccines are free and may fall under Part B or Part D.
According to the Inflation Reduction Act, any vaccines the federal government recommends are free.
However, you must be enrolled in a Part B to receive the Covid and flu vaccines for free.
In the past, the shingles vaccine was not covered and could cost $200 to $300. Now, it is no cost under Part D.
It is important to note, the recently approved respiratory syncytial virus RSV vaccine for those adults 60 and over also falls under Part D.
If you are NOT enrolled in Part D through a stand-alone plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, the RSV vaccine could cost over $300. OUCH!
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