Alcohol Pads

Generic name

Alcohol Antiseptic Pads

Covered by Medicare


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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary


Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose



Average cost per beneficiary*


  • Home Aide Diagn
  • Global Diabetic

What is Alcohol Pads

Alcohol pads are small, individually wrapped swabs soaked in isopropyl alcohol. They are commonly used for disinfecting and cleaning small areas of the skin before medical procedures or injections. Proper use of alcohol pads helps reduce the risk of infection. However, they are not a cure for infections or medical conditions. To use alcohol pads effectively, follow the instructions on the packaging or those provided by your healthcare professional. This summary provides a brief overview and may not encompass all available information about the product. It does not guarantee the product's safety, effectiveness, or suitability for your specific situation. Consult your healthcare professional for comprehensive information and individualized guidance.

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Common Questions About Alcohol Pads

Yes, Alcohol Pads is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Alcohol Pads was $0.40.

The average dose of Alcohol Pads received per year is 45,426,481 units

54,701 Medicare beneficiaries received Alcohol Pads in 2021, which was a -0.25% from 2020

There were 184,670 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.2% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $63.51

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Alcohol Pads was $214.39

The most expensive manufacturer of Alcohol Pads is Home Aide Diagn

Global Diabetic is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.16

Home Aide Diagn received $11,365,014.26

The total amount spent on Alcohol Pads by Medicare is $11,727,610.56

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