I'm new to this site. My 72 year old husband has been diagnosed with COPD for 12 years. As soon as he was diagnosed, he was given ventalon rescue inhalers along with other meds. We had no problem with employer provided insurance, however, my husband retired last June and went on Medicare. Today, we received a letter from our insurance provider stating Medicare doesn't cover ventalon unless in a hospital out patient setting. We will ask the pulminologist if there is an alternative to the rescue inhaler, however, I'm wondering if any other COPD Medicare eligible people have had this issue and how it was resolved.
I appreciate any answers.