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Is vascepa covered by medicare?

Vascepa is a prescription drug that is used to treat high levels of triglycerides in the blood. It contains the active ingredient icosapent ethyl and is manufactured by Amarin Pharma Inc. [1].

As for its coverage by Medicare, it depends on the specific plan. According to, Vascepa is not covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), but it may be covered by Medicare Part D plans, which are prescription drug plans offered by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare [2].

GoodRx, a website that provides drug pricing and coverage information, confirms that Vascepa is generally covered by Medicare Part D plans. However, the cost may vary depending on the plan, and patients may still have to pay a portion of the cost out-of-pocket [3].

In summary, Vascepa is not covered by Original Medicare, but it may be covered by Medicare Part D plans. Patients are advised to check with their specific plan for coverage details and costs.


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