Alcohol Swabs

Generic name

Alcohol Antiseptic Pads

Covered by Medicare


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  • Walgreen Co.
  • Ultimed Inc
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Target Corp
  • Rite Aid Corp.
  • Perrigo Diabete
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Leader
  • Kroger Co
  • Equaline Vitami
  • Chain Drug

What is Alcohol Swabs

Alcohol swabs, like alcohol prep pads and alcohol swabs, are single-use, sterile pads saturated with isopropyl alcohol. They are commonly employed for skin disinfection before medical procedures or injections. Proper use of alcohol swabs reduces the risk of infection but does not offer a cure for infections or medical conditions. To use alcohol swabs safely and effectively, follow the instructions on the packaging or those provided by your healthcare professional. This summary offers a general overview and may not encompass all available information about the product. It does not guarantee the product's safety, effectiveness, or appropriateness for your specific needs. Consult your healthcare professional for comprehensive information and individualized recommendations.

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Common Questions About Alcohol Swabs

Yes, Alcohol Swabs is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Alcohol Swabs was $0.03.

The average dose of Alcohol Swabs received per year is 11,786,910 units

61,268 Medicare beneficiaries received Alcohol Swabs in 2021, which was a 0.23% from 2020

There were 138,700 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.31% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $5.58

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Alcohol Swabs was $12.63

The most expensive manufacturer of Alcohol Swabs is Ultimed Inc

Kroger Co is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.01

Ultimed Inc received $540,069.43

The total amount spent on Alcohol Swabs by Medicare is $773,635.26

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