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Monday, 9 January 2012

Medicare Catheters and Urological Supplies

Type of catheters that are covered by Medicare and the amount of catheters you are allowed through Medicare coverage.

How do you know if you are covered for urological catheters through Medicare?
In order to meet basic coverage criteria, an individual must have permanent urinary incontinence or urinary retention.

Did you know?
Catheters (Intermittent and foley) are actually considered under Medicare as a prosthetic Benefit. This means, they replace all or part of an internal body organ or part of the function of a permanently inoperative or malfunctioning internal organ).

What Types of Catheters are covered?

-       Straight tip (200/month)

-       Coude (curved) (200/month)

-       Condom Catheters (35/month)

-       Foley Catheters (1/month)

Whether you are looking to order intermittent, external or indwelling catheters, documentation of medical necessity usually will be necessary from your physician so double check before purchasing your medicare catheters.

What about urinary drainage bags and insertion trays?
When under Medicare coverage, one insertion tray will be covered per episode of indwelling catheter insertion.

Also, under Medicare coverage,  a catheter user will be supplied  drainage bags 2/month.

Important to note:
Effective April 1, 2008—The Medicare policy for intermittent catheterization recognized catheters as single-use devices, meaning doctors can prescribe catheters for single use, and users are reimbursed for each covered catheterization.  The policy changes will likely reduce UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) risk and make more choices available to people living with incontinence or who have permanent conditions requiring bladder care and management programs.

Experts Corner

How Spinal Cord Injury Changed My Life

This is my story. Like many of you, I wasn’t always in a wheelchair, or having to deal with urological health problems. Although things were not the same after my accident, I still wouldn’t have it any other way! This is from a magazine article about my journey (Sports N Spoke, January 2012). Heavy breathing, […]

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Understanding Insurance Coverage For Catheters

We understand how frustrating it can be to deal with your insurance and the paperwork that comes with it. At Catheter Pros, we work with you AND your physician AND your insurance provider, to make sure you get the supplies you need at the lowest cost for you. This new year, we can help make […]

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