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Does Medicare insurance cover penis pumps?

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As of 2015, Medicare and many other insurance policies cover at least a portion of the cost associated with vacuum constriction devices like penis pumps, especially if there's a medical cause for the erectile dysfunction, explains WebMD. In most instances, Medicare requires documentation of the condition and cause.

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In some cases, insurance companies may not cover the cost of a vacuum pump even when patients provide detailed documentation, notes Healthline. Patients also have a slim chance of obtaining insurance coverage if they purchase a vacuum pump without consulting a physician or receiving an official diagnosis. Men who are interested in obtaining a pump should contact their insurance companies first to find out if they're covered and what type of documentation they need to provide.

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