If you are over 65, have Medicare Part B (or an Advantage plan) and have hurt your knee or recently had surgery, you might be wondering if you can get a Medicare knee brace?
And there really isn’t that much to cover. But I am going to discuss how you qualify, how it is paid for and how to find the knee brace.
First of all, if you already have Medicare, either Part B or an Advantage plan, then you qualify for the knee brace.
Under the terms of Medicare Part B (the government run component of Medicare) a Medicare knee brace is considered as “durable medical equipment”, and therefore is covered.
Will I Hay To Pay For The Medicare Knee Brace
The other 20% is covered either out-of-pocket by you or through a Medicare Supplement Plan.
For a primer on Medicare Supplements click here.
If you have an Advantage plan it is covered 100%.
How Do You Get a Medicare Knee Brace
This part is pretty straight forward. You are probably seeing a doctor (probably an orthopedic) about your knee. The doctor will provide you with the knee brace.
Now, if you are not, then you need to go through a Medicare-approved supplier of durable medical equipment (DME).
And I have a primer on finding DME suppliers locally for you.
You can get that information here.
There, I show you how to navigate the Medicare website to find local suppliers.