Do you need a prescription to get a supply on Medicare?

Medicare is not unlike any other health insurance plan when it comes to getting things approved for your use every day.  To keep from having fraudulent and unnecessary claims Medicare does require that you receive doctor approval before getting certain things.  One such thing that can be referenced is the need for certain items that could make your life better or more enjoyable.

Medicare does require that your doctor give a written prescription to the supplier before the item is delivered for it to be covered.  If you happen to order something and then provide a prescription after the fact Medicare will almost assuredly deny your claim.  This is not without merit as you can’t expect insurance to pay for someone that you haven’t proven to need yet.

Some of the items that require a prescription are: Decubitus care cushions/mattresses, Power Operated Vehicles (POVs), or scooters, Seat lift mechanisms, and Transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulators (TENS). Remember that it is very important that your doctor prescribes these things prior to your ordering or purchasing them.  Some of these are very expensive and you don’t want to have to foot the bill all on your own.

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