We had written an article last year on whether Medicare covers disposable diapers. The response has been surprising and we have received hundreds of calls since the article was first posted. In response to this overwhelming interest we are updating our previous article and will hopefully help answer the question, "Will Medicare Pay for Adult Diapers".
Original Medicare (Part A), does not cover incontinence supplies such as adult diapers for any condition while living independently or in assisted living. Even though diapers are classified under the broad category of Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Medicare makes an exception for adult diapers and other disposable incontinence products and carves these items out as non covered medical equipment. It's believed that incontinence supplies are not covered due to the length of use as once they have been used they are thrown away. Please, do note that if an individual is hospitalized or admitted to a skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A will cover diapers while under this care.
Medicare Part B - does not cover adult diapers, however, will cover other incontinence products like external urinary collection devices and disposable catheters for intermittent, self catheterization when coverage criteria are met and the individual or caretaker can perform the procedure.
Medicare Part C - can cover adult diapers, however, this depends on the plan. Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans allow you to choose to receive all of your healthcare services through a provider organization. These plans may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee. You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. Coverage for adult diapers and other disposable incontinence products are provided to members under select Medicare Advantage PPO plans. Since Original Medicare does not cover adult diapers, the scope of the benefit, reimbursement methodology, maximum allowable payment amounts and member cost-sharing are determined by the member’s group. If an individual has a Medicare Part C Plan they should speak to the plan administrator to see if the plan covers adult diapers or other disposable incontinence supplies.
In summary, Medicare does not cover adult diapers or other disposable incontinence supplies, unless the you have a Medicare Part C plan that allows for this type of coverage. If you have an Advantage Plan then speak with your administrator to see if adult diapers are covered or if the coverage could be added on for an additional cost.
We hope this helps answer the question as to whether adult diapers and incontinence supplies are covered by Medicare.
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Next week we will begin carrying MoliCare Adult Diapers and Pull-up Underwear. MoliCare diapers provide super absorbency and protection which allow for uninterrupted daily activities and sleep. Look for MoliCare diapers next week at emedicalnow.com.
We are now carrying Daily Living Aid products to help you reduce the risk of injury while in your home. A great daily living aid to have around your home is a reacher or arm extender pik. These tools allow you to safely grab and reach items that you many normally have to over extend for or put yourself into an awkward position that could increase the risk for injury. See our new daily living aids under supplies. Daily Living Aids.
For those not familiar with SOSecure ™ Containment Swim Briefs, by Discovery Trekking, they are a unisex swim diaper that provides superior and discreet protection. Features include: high-tech stretch polyurethane fabric with soft fleece lining, elastic waist & legs for added security, Velcro closures which offer fully adjustable sizing that opens up flat, for ease in dressing. Latex-free. Thin and discreet. Incontinence is a common condition, so don't let it keep you from enjoying your favorite activities!
In the next weeks we will adding a number of new products to further assist with the management of incontinence. We will also be expanding our product offerings to include wound care. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-818-1686 or at email@example.com.
eMedical is now carrying more economical adult diapers, briefs and underwear by Attends Healthcare. We are now carrying Attends Poly Diapers, Attends Breathable Diapers and Attends Waistband Style Diapers. Each one of these adult diapers and briefs provide anywhere from moderate to heavy incontinence protection at economical prices. There are many factors to consider when managing incontinence and economics is certainly one factor. We wanted to have a group of incontinence products that are great performing while still being affordable. We feel that Attends youth and adult diapers and pull-up underwear are both economical and great performing.
In the month of November all Attends youth and adult diapers are on sale at emedicalnow.com
Prevail PM Adult Diapers have a new look. Prevail has changed the name of their Prevail PM Briefs to Prevail Extended Use Briefs. The name is not the only thing that has changed with these maximum protective diapers. They have also been given a new packaging look and Prevails “Skin Smart Fabric” for a better performing adult diaper. The name changes was to signify that this adult diaper is not just for nighttime use, but is great for those extended periods day or night. The big change to the performance of these adult diapers is Prevails Skin Smart Fabric. This new smart fabric is a hypoallergenic fabric top sheet that contains Aloe, Chamomile and Vitamin E for the users skin welliness. The fabric has also been improved by providing a softer feel while still maintaining the performance expected from a high absorbing adult diaper.
At eMedical we will begin changing over from the Prevail PM to the new and improved Prevail Extended Use Brief in late November. See our other blog postings and money saving specials at our website www.emedicalnow.com
Tranquility DayTime Pull-up Underwear are considered to be a moderate to heavy protection level pull-up underwear for youths and adults. From a design prospective this daytime underwear is very similar to the Tranquility OverNight Pull-up Underwear that we reviewed on October 10, 2012.
Similar to Tranquility’s OverNight Underwear the Tranquility DayTime Pull-up Underwear offers the same patented “Peach Mat Construction”, ample full-rise waist panel, inner kufguards, soft cloth-like outer backing, easy tear away sides and latex free. The Tranquility DayTime Underwear is also now offered in size XXL, which is new to these premium adult diapers. The differences between these premium disposable adult diapers are their absorbency. The Tranquility DayTime Underwear offers a maximum 25oz absorption capacity, which is 9oz less than the Tranquility OverNight.
While the Tranquility DayTime Underwear is a great product, we recommend the Tranquility OverNight as it provides 9oz more absorption at a cost that is less than the Tranquility DayTime Underwear. Currently, the Tranquility OverNight Pull-up Underwear is $2.00 less a case.
See our great pricing on all of our Tranquility diapers. We offer fast free discreet shipping on all orders. If you are unsure which product will best help in managing your incontinence we suggest taking our short interactive incontinence needs assessment (Assessment) to determine the best product for your needs.
Tranquility OverNight Underwear is Tranquility’s highest absorbing disposable underwear with the capacity to hold up to 1 quart of liquid (maximum 34 ounces). Tranquility OverNight Underwear uses Tranquility’s patented “Peach Mat Construction” which guarantees maximum protection for uninterrupted sleep or all day protection.
Tranquility designed the OverNight underwear to provide users with a maximum protection disposable underwear with unsurpassed comfort and fit to ensure a healthy lifestyle. The polymers lined inside the underwear quickly absorbs urine and locks it away to keep skin dry and protected. Tranquility’s OverNight disposable underwear offer an ample full-rise waist panel which provides for a more proportioned fit. Tear-away side seams allow for easy removal. Tranquility has also included inner leg cuffs to provide for additional leakage protection. The outer backing offers a cloth-like feel to ensure comfort and discretion. Tranquility OverNight underwear are latex free to protect those that have latex allergies. See the size chart below to see the amazing absorbency that the Tranquility OverNight Pull-up Underwear offers.
Tranquility has introduced a new size XXL in both Tranquility OverNight Underwear and DayTime Underwear. This now allows individuals with larger waste and hip size an option for a pull-up underwear style with maximum protection, which has not traditionally been an option from other brands.
|Youth - 17-28"||88 per case||20oz|
|Small - 26-36"||80 per case||20oz|
|Medium - 34-48"||72 per case||34oz|
|Large - 44-54"||64 per case||34oz|
|X-Large - 48-66"||56 per case||34oz|
|XX-Large - 62-80"||48 per case||34oz|
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Tranquility ATN Diapers are a maximum protection diaper with superior absorbency for those long periods of wear. The Tranquility ATN diapers are ideal for the all day trips and overnight hours. These maximum protective diapers offers Tranquility’s patented “Peach Mat Construction”, which provides for additional skin dryness, odor control, neutralization of urine and inhibition of bacterial growth.
ATN diapers have four refastenable tape tabs for easy removal and adjustment. Unique side leg kufguards provide for additional leakage protection for those episodes of heavy urination. The outer backing is the traditional plastic lining, which further aids with leakage protection and order control. The diapers are latex free to protect users whom have latex allergies.
Tranquility ATN diapers are considered to be one of the premier extended wear diapers on the market today. If you are having difficulties with heavy urination during the daytime hours or leak out during the overnight hours then Tranquility ATN diapers are a great option for that maximum protection.
|Youth||100 per case||18oz|
|Small||100 per case||22oz|
|Medium||96 per case||28oz|
|Large||96 per case||33oz|
|X-Large||72 per case||34oz|
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There are many myths about urinary incontinence, which this article should help to dispel some of these myths and provide the facts about urinary incontinence. This article will be continuously updated, so check back frequently for new updates.
Myth or Facts about Incontinence
Myth or Fact: “Using a bladder control pad inside an adult protective underwear or brief provides more protection.”
MYTH- Bladder control pads (pads that stick inside your own underwear) have a polyethylene backing to assure that no urine leaks out from the back. Polymer, the powder-like substance that absorbs urine, will also not drop out the back of the pad.
If a pad becomes saturated with urine, the overflow tends to come out the sides of the pad since the polyethylene backing prevents it from flowing through the back. Since the pads are typically just as wide as pull-up underwear or briefs, urine will flow out of the sides of the pad and onto one’s clothing, by passing the secondary product. Tranquility offers Tranquility Booster Pads and Tranquility Contour Pads, which are designed to be inserted into pull-up underwear and briefs. Booster and Contour Pads allow for urine to be absorbed into the booster pad and also passes through to your brief once the booster/contour pad has met its maximum absorbency.
Urinary Incontinence Pads are meant for light protection and should be worn in one’s own underwear. They should be changed as needed. If moderate or heavy protection is needed, use protective underwear or a brief and if need a booster or contour pad. Check out our Incontinence Needs Assessment to assist in finding the best product for your needs.
Myth or Fact: You should drink as little as possible
Myth - Avoiding liquids completely might seem like the logical way to prevent accidents, but it won't. In fact, drinking plenty of water—in small doses throughout the day—can actually help stop leakage, improve bladder control, and reduce odor.
Get into the habit of sipping water between meals, drinking up to 8 ounces of water with meals, and not having anything to drink two hours before bed. You may also find that avoiding or reducing caffeine, citrus juices, and carbonated beverages helps stop leakage.
Myth or Fact: “If I wear a product that is one size larger than I need, it will absorb better.”
MYTH - The fact is that briefs/diapers and protective underwear that are too large or too loosely fitting will leak more often than a well fitting product. When loosely worn, products tend to fall away from the body allowing for leakage. In addition, loosely fitting products tend to rub again the skin causing redness from the friction. Well fitting garments will give you the best performance and prolong the life of the product.
To find the best size product for you, please use these sizing guides from the major incontinence brands.
Myth or Fact: The Truth about Incontinence: “Incontinence is a natural part of aging and is inevitable.”
MYTH - Many people believe that urinary incontinence is a normal part of aging. Though it is somewhat common, it is not considered normal by medical experts. Incontinence is very manageable.
People (often Seniors) with urinary incontinence don’t always seek advice from professionals. They try to deal with the problem themselves but are not always successful. They may limit trips outside their homes and needlessly isolate themselves from friends and family. Falls and fractures are not uncommon as they race to a bathroom so as not to embarrass themselves by being wet. Other conditions such as urinary tract infections and skin breakdown are a result of poor management of incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging. To help, start by bringing up the subject with your doctor or a nurse. Once health care professionals are informed of a potential issue, they can pursue the matter in a tactful and helpful way. Many primary care practitioners already inquire about incontinence during patient visits. Tell them the truth about what you are experiencing. They have many ways they can help.
If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us we are here to assist! Contact us at (800) 818-1686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Incontinence Partner,