Medicare Part B may cover your knee brace or other durable medical equipment if it is considered medically necessary by a doctor.
Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans may also cover knee braces that are deemed medically necessary.
Medicare Part B covers a wide range of durable medical equipment (DME), including braces for the arms, legs, back and neck.
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DME consists of items which:
Even if your knee brace is covered by Medicare, you may face some out-of-pocket costs, including:
Medicare Advantage plans must provide the same hospital and medical benefits as Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B).
This means that if your knee brace would be covered by Original Medicare, it will also be covered by a Medicare Advantage plan.
Medicare Advantage plans are sold by private insurance companies as an alternative to your Part A and Part B benefits.
A licensed insurance agent can help you find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that may cover your medically necessary knee braces.
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