The good news: Home INR testing is covered by Medicare and most private insurance. The great news: You don’t have to do anything to find out how your insurance works with Alere Home Monitoring. Our insurance validation team will do it all for you, freeing you from tedious phone calls and leaving you to live your life to the fullest.
To be eligible for home INR testing under Medicare or most private insurance, you must be diagnosed with one or more of the following1:
> Mechanical Heart Valve (MHV)
> Atrial Fibrillation
> Venous Thromboembolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or
Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
> Hypercoagulable state
You must also meet the following criteria:
> Have been taking warfarin or a brand of warfarin such as Coumadin® for at least
90 days (or 3 months) and plan to take it for 1 year or more
> Be physically capable of performing a test by taking a fingerstick
blood sample or have a caregiver that could assist you
> Demonstrate the correct use of the home INR monitor after training
> Report your INR test results according to your physician’s instructions
Medicare Part B covers home monitoring up to 4 tests per month (weekly testing). You must be on warfarin for more than 90 days and have a qualifying condition.
Many private insurance providers also cover individuals for Home INR Monitoring. We will contact your insurance provider for you to determine your coverage. The approval can take several weeks, depending on your plan.
If you do not have insurance coverage, you may purchase an INR meter and testing supplies. Contact Alere Home Monitoring for prices.