If a person cannot easily move without help and stays in bed for long periods of time, heel or elbow protectors can be used to help prevent or treat pressure ulcers/injuries (bed sores). However, in addition to using elbow or heel protectors, to effectively prevent pressure ulcers/injuries, persons with no mobility need to have their position changed at least every 4 hours.
Pricing and Suppliers
Is it covered by Medicare Part B?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) does not routinely cover heel or elbow protectors.
How can I purchase this product?
Protectors can be purchased from medical supply stores. Please refer to table "Other Stores" below for pricing and suggestions on where to purchase this product "out-of-pocket" (without insurance). If there are no vendors listed and you would like to have information on suppliers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
|Description||Medicare DME co-payment Min / Max
|Protector heel or elbow||
$1.96 / $2.30
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=862
* Indicates whether store accepts Medicare or commercial insurance, but may not apply to this specific product. See coding, coverage and reimubursement for more information.
The information on this handout is for your convenience and educational purposes only. All product claims and specifications are those of the product suppliers. It does not constitute medical advice or a guarantee for reimbursement. Prices may have changed and suppliers may not have product in stock. Please confirm accuracy and appropriateness of information with insurance carrier and product supplier. Clinician and WoundReference assume no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products and insurance coverage.