Myths and Facts about Medicare Coverage for Incontinence Products
Incontinence products can be costly, so it is important to understand your coverage options. These myths and facts about Medicare coverage will help.
Medicare covers the cost of incontinence products
Given the millions of men managing incontinence you might assume pads and diapers are covered. They aren’t under Medicare part A or B. However, incontinence products may be covered under other insurance or Medicare supplemental plans. Review your policy carefully.
I can buy the brand I want from any store or vendor
Even if your incontinence products are covered you may find that your preferred brand and/or size is not. You may be required to use approved providers or be limited by the number and type of products you can purchase each month.
I can purchase covered products even if I do not have a physician diagnosed medical condition.
To qualify for coverage or be eligible for a tax deduction for incontinence products, their use must be followed by a documented medical condition. Take care to save all your receipts so you can accurately report your expenses at tax time.
Medicaid covers the cost of incontinence products
Coverage varies from state to state. Medicaid may pay for incontinence products in your state. Related products, such as gloves, personal care wipes and skin creams are often not covered. Again, review your policy carefully.
If I don’t have a Medicare supplemental plan or Medicaid is not an option in my state, I’m out of luck.
That isn’t necessarily so. If you are a veteran, you may qualify for coverage of your incontinence products. Also, options such as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and tax deductions may help you offset costs for these products.
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Our answer to incontinence is ease. Call today to see if the Men’s Liberty system is right for you. Our product is covered by most insurance plans. If you qualify you can enjoy freedom from diapers and pads with little to no out of pocket costs. Incontinence doesn’t have to slow you down.