Trying to get incontinence supplies can be a major burden for people with smaller incomes. But if you have Minnesota Medicaid, then there’s good news for you: Your benefits could provide coverage of your supplies.
Are Incontinence Supplies Covered by Minnesota Medicaid?
Minnesota Medicaid coverage does include incontinence supplies as a covered benefit. This means that products such as adult briefs, bladder control pads, or pull-ons could be received at little to no cost.
Minnesota Medicaid only provides coverage of incontinence supplies if the products are medically necessary for treatment of the condition. In order for product to be considered medically necessary, a doctor must diagnose the condition and write a prescription for the products. In some cases, your supplies may have to be pre-approeved before coverage of supplies can begin.
Minnesota Medicaid Incontinence Coverage Details
Minnesota Medicaid coverage is currently provided through Fee-For-Service and Managed Medicaid plans.
Types of Benefit:
- Managed Care
Requirements for Coverage:
- A doctor must deem that incontinence supplies are medically necessary for treatment of the condition.
- Children under 4 are not eligible for coverage.
- Minnesota Medicaid may require pre-approval of supplies before they can be received.
HCD participates in this Medicaid Program!
How to Get Your Supplies
Getting incontinence supplies with your Medicaid benefits begins with a visit to your doctor for an incontinence diagnosis. A diagnosis from a doctor serves as evidence that a doctor has declared a need for supplies as part of treatment. Once a diagnosis is complete, you may be eligible to use your benefits to get supplies.
Once you’ve seen a doctor, contact us to get your supplies. Our team will collect and submit the paperwork required by Minnesota Medicaid.. Each month, you’ll receive a delivery of the products you need.
For information about the Medicaid coverage, take a look at our 2018 State Medicaid Guide.