Will Medicare pay for adult diapers?

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Will Medicare pay for adult diapers?

Expert Answer

Unfortunately, the answer is no, except while you are a hospital or skilled nursing facility inpatient, when all types of supplies are covered by Medicare Part A . But when you are not a hospital or skilled nursing facility inpatient, Medicare coverage is provided by Medicare Part B. This can include several types of outpatient "durable" medical equipment -- such as hospital beds, wheel chairs, walkers, and oxygen systems -- but it does not cover most medical supplies, including adult diapers or pads.