Did You Know Part D Covers Vaccines?

Did You Know Part D Covers Vaccines?

Did you know that except for vaccines covered under Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D plans cover all
commercially available vaccines as long as the vaccine is reasonable and necessary to prevent illness?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new fact sheet with information for doctors, pharmacists, and other health care professionals about vaccine and vaccine administration coverage under the Medicare Part D Program, as well as how to submit claims for payment.

See: Vaccine and Vaccine Administration Payments Under Medicare Part D (pdf).

See our Prescription Drugs section for more information on Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit.

Karen Fletcher
Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.