Self Administrable Drugs
During the course of outpatient treatments, visits to the emergency department, observations stays, or during outpatient surgical, chemotherapy, pain clinic services, or other outpatient visits, you may receive drugs that Medicare defines as self-administrable drugs.
What are self-administrable drugs?
Most self-administrable drugs are drugs that you would take by mouth or give to yourself at home. Such drugs include, but are not limited to oral medications, eye drops and topical treatments.
Medicare Part B generally covers care that you receive in hospital outpatient settings, such as an emergency department, observation unit, surgery center or pain clinic. However, Medicare Part B doesn’t cover over-the-counter and “self-administrable” drugs you receive in hospital outpatient settings.