With advances in medical technology, people have lived increasingly longer lives in recent years. With this increased longevity, new challenges confront not only patients, but also their loved ones and caregivers. Incontinence can be one of the most difficult facets of aging, but that does not mean that this health concern is a problem only for those of an advanced age.
Incontinence is also one of the most challenging symptoms which can arise from certain injuries or illness, regardless of age. One of the most common treatments for urinary and fecal incontinence is the use of protective undergarments or adult diapers. For many patients, these products enable them to not only preserve their health and hygiene, but also their quality of life and mobility. One of the most common questions for incontinence sufferers will be “Will my insurance cover my adult diapers?”
Insurance Plans & Incontinence
Since incontinence is an especially prevalent problem with age, many patients wonder whether Medicare will cover their adult diapers. Unfortunately, even with legitimate documented medical necessity, Medicare will not cover protective underwear products. This holds true for most Medicare replacement and Medicare Advantage plans as well.
As far as private insurance plans, most follow Medicare’s guidelines, and do not provide coverage for adult protective underwear, but it is best to contact your specific insurance plan administrator and inquire to be sure.
Medicaid Coverage of Incontinence Supplies
Patients with various state Medicaid plans will find that in many cases, Medicaid will cover certain types of adult incontinence products. By working with an experienced medical supplier such as Aeroflow Healthcare, we can work with your specific state Medicaid plan to make sure that we supply you with a product that fits the criteria for your state, at little or no cost to you. If you have a Medicaid plan in your respective state, there is a very good chance that your plan will cover at least some amount or type of adult incontinence products. This includes adult diapers, adult pull-on protective underwear, and disposable underpads.
The amount of these products that are covered per month varies from state to state, however many will cover at least 5 diapers or protective underwear per day, as long as there is documented medical necessity. You will need to provide the contact information for your treating physician in order to have insurance cover your adult diapers.
Once a signed order and medical documentation is approved and received from your doctor, you can have adult diapers and underpads shipped directly to your home, avoiding the inconvenience and potential embarrassment of needing to purchase these products in your local stores.
Adjusting to life with incontinence can be a trying experience, but it does not have to be one which decreases your overall quality of life, or makes you feel marginalized. If you or someone you know is suffering from incontinence, and is using, or may be interested in using adult incontinence products such as diapers, contact Aeroflow Healthcare today. Our trained representatives can quickly and easily submit information to your doctor, obtain paperwork for your insurance, and have products shipped directly to your home. We aim to make receiving adult diapers a discrete and convenient process, allowing you to concentrate on your health and well-being.
If you or a loved one is in need of disposable diapers and other incontinence supplies, contact an Aeroflow Healthcare representative at (828) 785-1038 or fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form. One of our trained Incontinence Care Specialists will review your information and contact you within three business days to discuss your coverage.