By Guest Blogger Aeroflow Healthcare
The average family can spend $200-$300 a month on diapers or pull-ups per child or disabled adult. This astronomical cost can take away other necessities such as food or clothing. It’s no surprise nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers.
North Carolina Medicaid offers assistance with incontinence supplies such as diapers, pull-ups, and underpads. This program is a life-saver for many with a medical need for diapers, but are unable to afford them. However, North Carolina Medicaid recipients must understand how the program works.
Medicaid Requirements for Incontinence Products
North Carolina Medicaid will only cover incontinence supplies if “beneficiaries three years of age and older who are incontinent due to disease, illness, or injury.” The North Carolina Medicaid paid diaper program only covers a child under twenty-one or adults 65 or older, blind, or disabled.
Mediaid Covered Pediatric Diapers
- Down Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
If your child is suffering from one of these conditions and incontinence you will need a prescription for pediatric incontinence products. You will also need a signed letter of medical necessity that explains why the products are needed. The letter will include a list of how many per day their physician/NP/PA ordered the supplies to be used and how many disposable supplies will be needed on a monthly basis. This letter must be signed within the last 12 months.
You will also need accurate diagnostic information pertaining to the underlying diagnosis/condition as well as any other medical diagnosis to include your child’s overall health status.
Get Help Today
If you meet the requirement listed above but don’t have Medicaid, apply today.
If you receive North Carolina Medicaid and need help with incontinence products, contact your caseworker. Additionally, Aeroflow Urology can help you get incontinence products covered by North Carolina Medicaid.
Struggling to provide diapers or incontinence supplies for a loved one will take a toll of a caregiver mentally and physically. By utilizing the North Carolina Medicaid paid diaper program, families no longer have to worry about buying diapers or incontinence supplies instead of other vital necessities.
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