Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) typically does not cover adult diapers or incontinence pads for use outside of nursing homes. With Original Medicare coverage, you will typically pay the full price of adult diapers and incontinence supplies out of pocket.
Some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans may give an allowance for certain over-the-counter (OTC) items, which may include adult diapers in some cases.
Medicare Part B medical insurance may sometimes cover blood pressure monitors if:
We recommend that you speak with your doctor directly to learn more about blood pressure monitors and whether or not they are recommended for your use.
Even if Medicare covers your blood pressure monitor, there are some out-of-pocket costs you should expect to pay, which may include:
There is no annual limit on how much you could pay for the Part B coinsurance in a given year.
Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative to Original Medicare, and they are required to cover everything that Part A and Part B covers.
If your blood pressure monitor is covered by Original Medicare, it will also be covered by a Medicare Advantage plan.
Most Medicare Advantage plans also cover prescription drugs, which are not typically covered by Original Medicare.
Some Medicare Advantage plans also offer additional benefits, such as health and wellness programs and free gym memberships.
A licensed insurance agent can help you learn more about Medicare Advantage plans and find plans in your area that can help cover your healthy lifestyle.
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