Incontinence supplies coverage and adult diapers are not available through Medicare. Get info on what is covered through your plan on Medicare.gov.
Original Medicare, Part A and B, doesn’t consider adult diapers or other incontinence supplies, such as adult briefs, pads, or liners, to be Durable Medical Equipment (DME) or supplies, and therefore doesn’t cover these items. Original Medicare only covers durable medical equipment when it meets the defined criteria established by Medicare.
Other Financial Assistance for Incontinence Supplies Having eliminated Medicare as a possible payer for incontinence supplies, many seniors are left with the question who pays for adult diapers? Fortunately, there are 3rd parties who offer assistance. Veterans' Administration (VA) Health Care The VA is one 3rd party that provides help.
Medicare does not pay for adult diapers. My local medical supply store told me that Medicare does not pay for anything "bathroom related" which includes things like shower chairs, too. Medicaid depends on your state. Medicare is a federal program, but Medicaid is a state program.
Medicare's coverage is specific to the individual and the type of home care supply. Adult diapers are not paid for by Medicare, but ostomy supplies are covered at 80% after the deductible is met. This is provided the individual has a written prescription or can otherwise justify the need for the supply.