Trying to find a way to afford Incontinence supplies can be a real challenge for people with lower incomes. But for people with Washington State Medicaid, there’s an option that could save you hundreds: Washington State Medicaid covers incontinence supplies as one of its benefits.
Can You Get Incontinence Supplies with Washington State Medicaid?
Washington State Medicaid is one of the many programs that does offer coverage of incontinence supplies. This means that Medicaid Recipients in Washington State could get bladder control pads, protective underwear, or adult briefs at little or no cost to them.
Washington State Medicaid Requirements for Coverage
Washington State Medicaid will only cover incontinence supplies that are considered medically necessary. The term medically necessary means that a doctor has affirmed that incontinence products are needed as part of a treatment plan. Only a doctor or physician can consider incontinence products as medically necessary.
In some cases, Washington State Medicaid may need to pre-approve your supplies before you can receive them.
Washington State Medicaid Incontinence Coverage Details
Washington State Medicaid coverage is currently available through Fee-For-Service and Managed Medicaid plans.
Types of Benefit:
- Managed Care
Requirements for Coverage:
- A doctor or physician must determine that incontinence supplies are needed in order to properly treat your condition.
- The recipient of the products must be older than age 3.
- You may need to get pre-approval from Medicaid in order to get supplies.
HCD participates in this Medicaid Program!
How to Get Your Supplies
The first step to using Washington State Medicaid for your supplies is getting a diagnosis from a doctor. Only a diagnosis from a doctor counts as evidence that your supplies are medically necessary. Once a doctor has confirmed your need for supplies, you could be eligible to use your benefits for your supplies.
The next step is to contact us about setting up your supply deliveries. Our team will submit the paperwork to Medicaid on your behalf, and each month we’ll send you a 30-day supply of supplies as long as you need them.
If you don’t live in Washington State, learn more about other Medicaid plans in our Medicaid Coverage of Incontinence Supplies Guide.