There’s good news for Ohio Medicaid recipients who need incontinence supplies: your Medicaid benefits could cover the cost of your incontinence products.
Does Ohio Medicaid Cover Incontinence Supplies?
Ohio is one of many states that currently offers coverage of incontinence supplies as part of its Medicaid coverage. This could include products such as bladder control pads, protective underwear (pull-ons), adult briefs and diapers, and booster pads.
Ohio Medicaid requirements for Coverage of Incontinence Supplies
In order for Ohio Medicaid to cover incontinence supplies, they must first be considered medically necessary. A physician must confirm that incontinence products are needed to treat your condition. Depending on the situation, you may need to get prior authorization from Ohio Medicaid before you can receive your incontinence products.
Ohio Medicaid Incontinence Coverage Details
Ohio Medicaid is provided through traditional Medicaid (fee for service) and through managed Medicaid plans.
Types of Benefit:
- Managed Care
- Incontinence supplies must be considered medically necessary for treatment by a doctor or physician.
- Incontinence supplies for children under the age of 3 are not covered.
- Your incontinence products may need to be pre-approved by your Medicaid insurance provider before they will be covered.
HCD participates in this Medicaid Program!
How to Get Supplies
In order to get incontinence supplies using your Medicaid benefits, you must first visit a doctor and get a diagnosis. A doctor’s diagnosis is the only way to get incontinence products categorized as medically necessary to treat your condition. Once a doctor has given you a diagnoses, you will be eligible for coverage of incontinence products if you have Medicaid.
The next step to getting supplies is to call us. We’ll take care of the Medicaid paperwork for you, and deliver the products you need right to your door. We’ll also contact you each month to make sure that the products are working for you.
If you’re looking for information on other states, see our complete guide to Medicaid and incontinence products.