There are several areas worth checking into to be reimbursed for the costs of incontinence products.
Neenah, Wis. (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
As the costs of medical care and supplies continue to rise, consumers want to be reimbursed for as many expenses as possible, says Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. "The good news is, there are several areas worth checking into to be reimbursed for the costs of incontinence products."
According to U.S. Internal Revenue Service guidelines, the cost of incontinence supplies may be tax-deductible if shown they’re necessary to relieve the effect of a specific disease, says Wilson. “A physician can diagnose medical incontinence and may be able to advise on reimbursement, depending on one’s health and financial situation.”
Other options include Medicare, a health insurance program for people age 65 or older or with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease, and Medicaid, health insurance that helps many people who can’t afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills.
“Be sure to also check your telephone book’s county government section for aging and disability resource centers, or ask your local senior center to help you find resources,” says Wilson. “Check if your area has a diaper bank, where products are donated by organizations or individuals, then given to people who cannot afford them; some diaper banks include incontinence supplies for adults.”
Wilson suggests starting with the following list of government and senior resources:
- IRS.gov: Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses
- Medicare.gov: Medicare Eligibility Tool
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Overview
- IRS.gov: Health Savings Accounts
- SeniorServices.org: Find a Local Senior Center
- Attends: Reimbursement
- The CareGiver Partnership: Incontinence overview
The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its sixth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,200 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving. Call 1-800-985-1353 or visit online at http://www.caregiverpartnership.com.