There are a lot of people who want to know if Medicare covers medical supplies and equipment. And the answer to that question is yes, Medicare Part B can cover everything from catheters to glucose monitors. That being said, there are rules about what Medicare will cover. The most important rule is that before any supplies or equipment can be covered, a doctor needs to document that it’s a medical necessity for you. That’s why Medicare may cover certain items for one person, but not cover them for someone else.
How Exactly Does Medicare Coverage Work?
As long as you’re covered by Medicare Part B and don’t have secondary insurance, you will pay twenty percent of the amount you’re approved for by Medicare after meeting your yearly deductible. It’s also worth noting that if your Medicare comes through a Medicare Advantage Health Plan, you may be responsible for even less. In fact, certain plans may cover the entire cost of your supplies and equipment.
Can You Use Medicare for Supplies and Equipment You Order Online?
Yes, if it’s more convenient for you to order from a Denver medical supply company online instead of figuring out a way to visit them in person, Medicare can cover the order that you place. Just keep in mind that the same rules and guidelines discussed in the previous section apply to orders that are placed online.
Should You Place Your Order Online?
Although this is the most subjective of all the questions we’ve covered, if you ask a group of people, chances are the majority would say that you should order online. The main reason that so many people prefer to order online is because they find it to be extremely convenient. Not only does ordering online allow you to look for what you need at any time of the day, but it also means you can take as much time as you want without ever feeling pressured.
The one hesitation some people have about placing an order online is they don’t want to pay for shipping. Since it’s completely reasonable to not want to pay extra just for shipping, we offer free delivery on most medical supplies and pieces of durable medical equipment to residents of Colorado. If you want to confirm that we can deliver your order for free, just give us a call at (303) 423-0191.