Blood pressure cuffs

Sue's Place
By Sue's Place Latest Reply 2011-12-28 01:14:41 -0600
Started 2011-11-07 20:35:23 -0600

I have a prescription for a blood pressure cuff, but can't find a pharmacy or medical supply place to get it filled. I have medicare and a medicare advantage plan, but the places I have checked will not take the Rx and say that I will just have to pay cash out of my pocket. Any suggestions?

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Sue's Place
Sue's Place 2011-12-25 14:45:10 -0600 Report

Thank you, everyone, for your responses. I did end up buying my own blood pressure monitor. Medicare does not cover these as "durable medical equipment." To AuntieBear…you can get a prescription for them, but no one will fill it, lol. So, it was out of my pocket. Oh well, I tried. Again, thanks to all who replied to my question.

AuntieBear 2011-12-24 03:00:21 -0600 Report

I had to by my own blood pressure cuff. I did not know you could get a rx for one. When I went looking for my cuff, I gopt luck and found it on sale at BigLots for $20. It goes on the wrist and automatically inflates. It also has a memory and stores up to 99 readings which is also nice.

HeartHawk 2011-11-20 01:51:19 -0600 Report


A pharmacy I found that also supplies equipment claims that Medicare only covers a blood pressure monitor if the person with Medicare is receiving home dialysis. I agree with Maja and Te Ja, call the insurer, in this case medicare/medicaid.


Maja1959 2011-11-19 12:52:17 -0600 Report

Call the insurance company and ask them if you pay out of pocket how would you submit it to them to get them to pay for it? Tell them you have a rx from the doc that it is a medical necessity. Other than that. Yes I paid for my blood pressure cuff on my own. One word of advice I had to get an automatic one that would pump itself up. I have carpal tunnel in both hands and it was difficult for me to do it manually on my own. Hope that helps.