Pricing and Suppliers
Is it covered by Medicare Part B?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers adhesive removers under the "Ostomy supplies" benefit for people with an ostomy who have Medicare Part B. Adhesive removers are considered medically necessary only for people who have a surgically created opening (stoma) to divert urine, or fecal contents outside the body. Medicare has guidelines that establish what is considered medically necessary and how often an item can be used.
Local Coverage Determination for Ostomy Supplies (L33828) [Internet]. [cited 2017 Dec 27].
How can I purchase this product?
If you have coverage through Medicare Part B and your condition meets Medicare requirements for coverage, you may be eligible to have this product covered by Medicare. You will need a written order prescribed by a provider enrolled in Medicare, so that you can purchase this product at a Durable Medical Equipment store that accepts Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and co-payment. The actual co-payment amount varies according to your state. If you do not have Medicare Part B or do not meet the requirements needed for coverage, you can find this product at pharmacies and medical supply stores. When available, please see pricing in "Other Stores" below.
The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
|Description||Medicare DME co-payment Min / Max
|Adhesive remover, wipes, any type, each||
$0.05 / $0.06
If your insurance does not cover this product, you can purchase it directly from any store. A list of online stores and prices is provided below for your convenience. For updated prices, find it on the internet at https://woundreference.com/app/product?id=2540
* Indicates whether store accepts Medicare or commercial insurance, but may not apply to this specific product. See coding, coverage and reimubursement for more information.
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