I am retired from the military and will go on Medicare next year. Just curious as to how well pouchoscopies are covered and the frequency of coverage. Will they cover a scope every year to two, if recommended by your doctor. I will have Medicare (A and B) and Tricare for Life.
I am also a military retiree with Medicare and Tricare for Life. I had J-pouch surgery in 2008 (when I had both insurances) and have annual pouchoscopies since then, all at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. The two insurances cover the cost of the annual pouchoscophies.
Thanks for the information. I'm due in July and may wait until I have both insurances in October. Right now, I have just Tricare and would most likely have to pay part of it.