One of the first questions that seniors ask us is, “Are my incontinence products covered by insurance?” It’s a valid question considering that people with incontinence spend, on average, about $4,000.00 a year on their care and products? That’s a lot of money considering most people with this condition are seniors and some on fixed incomes.
When we think of incontinence products, adult diapers immediately come to mind but there are so many other supplies that may be needed depending on the severity of the condition. Other items for incontinence care can include bed pans, underpads (bed pads or chux pads), catheters, wipes, disposable gloves, and more. It leaves these individuals and their caretakers to wonder how it’s all going to be paid for.
Will my insurance cover it?
It’s best to contact your insurance administrator to be sure, but most private insurance plans follow Medicare guidelines. Medicare, unfortunately, does not cover disposable products such as adult diapers, bed pads, or bed liners.
What does Medicare cover?
Medicare only covers select incontinence care products such as catheters and commode chairs but only if deemed medically necessary by a physician. Within those supply categories, there are only certain catheters and chairs that are fully or partially covered. Your physician and insurance provider should be able to help you choose the proper items that are covered according to your care plan.
How about Medicaid?
Medicaid and Managed Medicaid plans do cover most common incontinence supplies including adult diapers. You must be enrolled in your state’s Medicaid program, and you will need an official diagnosis and prescription from your doctor. Requirements do vary from state to state so be sure to contact your local Medicaid office for coverage qualifications.
ActivStyle is Dedicated to Making Your Life Easier
ActivStyle is a premier supplier of incontinence products and has been helping Medicaid recipients with incontinence supply needs since 1997. Each month, ActivStyle ships disposable medical supplies nationwide to tens of thousands of seniors, disabled adults, and special needs children.
Expert Advice and Consultation
When you call ActivStyle, every conversation starts with a complimentary consultation about your needs and how you experience incontinence. The compassionate Product Experts at ActivStyle are highly-trained specialists who know what incontinence product options are available to help manage your incontinence. They also know what products are covered by your insurance plan and what is not.
Let ActivStyle Do the Hard Work for You
Call ActivStyle today to see if you are eligible to receive your supplies at little to no cost through your insurance plan. If you are eligible, our staff will contact your doctor for a prescription. It’s helpful if you have recently seen your doctor and shared your experience with incontinence. Be sure to tell your doctor you are working with us. ActivStyle will also handle all the paperwork with your insurance and you will enjoy regular monthly shipments of incontinence supplies delivered discreetly to your door. To get started with ActivStyle, call 1-888-280-8632, Monday-Friday, 8AM-87PM Central, or go online to sign-up.
Other Resources for Incontinence Products
If your insurance does not cover incontinence products or if more products are needed than what your insurance will cover, there are many online resources for the supplies you need. One highly recommended resource is Rely Medical Supply which offers high-quality, name-brand incontinence supplies at affordable prices. Products may be ordered from their online store at www.relymedical.com or via phone call at 1-888-529-2308, Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM Central.