Bathroom Safety Equipment: What Does Medicare Cover?

Close-up view of a bathtub with a sliding shower doorWhether you’re physically disabled or preparing for old age, you may be remodeling your bathroom to suit your medical needs. Before you spend money on so many modifications, it would be helpful to know what Medicare may cover throughout your remodel. Depending on your specific plan, Medicare might assist with partial or full reimbursement of your bathroom safety equipment.

What Medicare May Cover

If you are ready to begin your bathroom remodel and found the best contractor for the job, you may wonder if Medicare will help cover the project. Most Medicare plans do not cover bathroom safety equipment, as they are seen as convenience items rather than medical devices. However, certain Medicare plans make the exception depending on the equipment.

With Medicare, the bathroom safety equipment needs to be considered medically necessary before they will consider covering it. For the best result, you’ll want to consult with your doctor about your medical needs and purchase your bathroom safety equipment through one of Medicare’s approved suppliers. Depending on your specific plan and medical needs, Medicare may cover a partial or full reimbursement for:

  • Bedside commode (if the patient cannot use the toilet in their bathroom)
  • Grab bars
  • Raised toilet seats (if the patient is unable to transfer in and out of the tub)
  • Shower chairs
  • Walk-in tub

For more information about what bathroom safety equipment you need and what your Medicare plan includes, you’ll need to contact Medicare and your doctor directly.

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