Does Medicare Cover the Cost of Adult Diapers?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, Medicare does not cover the cost of adult diapers or incontinence supplies, according to Medicare. Adult diapers and incontinence supplies are covered by Medicaid, although coverage differs by state, instructs Medicaid.

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The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly may cover adult diapers. The program is a Medicare and Medicaid program, but is only available in some states and is administered through Medicaid, according to Medicare. Information about the program is available online at Medicare.gov or by calling the applicable state Medicaid office.

The U.S. Veterans Administration does cover incontinence supplies and adult diapers for U.S. veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Information is available online at VA.gov or by calling 800-827-1000.

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