ure-Na is available to order for next day arrival from most retail pharmacies. The pharmacist will usually need the National Drug Code # (NDC) to find ure-Na in their warehouse ordering system. NDC # 62530-0000-11.
If a patient is being discharged on a Friday, we recommend that they are discharged with enough doses to last until Monday afternoon as retail pharmacies typically get deliveries weekdays Monday - Friday.
Current medicare policy is that medical foods like ure-Na are only covered when being administered via tube feeding. Managed medicare plans such as Medicare HMO, PPO and Advantage as well as commercial plans will often cover ure-Na under the mediecal side of insurance (not Rx) as a DME item.
The patient will need to follow up with an outpatient provider for PA under medical.
For patients who are cost sensitive and who can't gain insurance coverage for ure-Na, we have a more cost sensitive, but not as user friendly product called UreaPro. Ure-Na is 15g USP urea that is flavor masked, stabilized, and dose packed. UreaPro is bulk packed, stabilized USP urea that has a dosing scoop offering 15g urea per scoop. Because urea is bitter, UreaPro needs to be flavor masked. Flavor masking recipes can be found on ureapro.com
Information about UreaPro can be found here.
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