Allegations have surfaced that pharmacies operated by Kroger may be forcing customers to pay a copayment on diabetic supplies in violation of Medicaid and Medicare provisions.
For many Americans who suffer from Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, and other forms of diabetes, use of supplies and equipment to manage the disease can be a matter of life and death, but the costs can be exorbitant. Insulin and prescription medications, as insulin syringes, blood glucose monitors and test strips, glucagon emergency kits, and other supplies and equipment are necessary for proper medical management and treatment. Fortunately, in many states, both private health insurance and federal healthcare coverage lowers or eliminates certain expenses.
Reports have surfaced, however, that Kroger Pharmacy may have charged Medicaid subscribers a copay on diabetic supplies, contrary to a Medicaid coverage benefit that promises zero out-of-pocket for such costs. Many diabetes sufferers may not be aware of the unlawful charge, while others may discover the charge when they transfer prescriptions to other pharmacies that comply with Medicaid rules.
The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Group are investigating the allegations against Kroger Pharmacy and are interviewing consumers who may have fallen victim the unlawful copayment. If you believe you were wrongfully charged a copay for diabetic supplies, prescriptions, or equipment, please contact us today!