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The Ultimate Guide to Support Products for Injury, Rehab, and Recovery with Medicare

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The Ultimate Guide to Support Products for Injury, Rehab, and Recovery with Medicare

In today's fast-paced world, injuries, rehabilitation, and recovery are inevitable aspects of our lives. As we age, support products are crucial in helping us regain mobility and independence. Fortunately, Medicare is there to help cover many of these essential items.

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In today's fast-paced world, injuries, rehabilitation, and recovery are inevitable aspects of our lives. As we age, support products are crucial in helping us regain mobility and independence. Fortunately, Medicare is there to help cover many of these essential items.

This article will guide you through understanding Medicare coverage for support products, the types of products available, and how to choose the right ones for your needs. We'll also discuss maximizing your Medicare benefits and additional resources available.

Finally, we'll introduce you to a variety of medical equipment with a wide range of high-quality products to suit your every need.

Understanding Medicare Coverage for Support Products

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Medicare coverage on support products, you have to be signed up in either Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage plan. Additionally, it is typically required that you present your healthcare provider's prescription indicating the necessity of the support product due to your condition.

Types of Products Covered

Medicare covers various support products under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) category. Some examples include braces, splints, walking aids, compression garments, mobility devices, and pain relief products.

Coverage Limits

Medicare generally covers 80% of the Medicare-approved amount for support products. The remaining 20% is your responsibility; you may also be responsible for a deductible. Some Medicare Advantage plans may offer additional coverage or lower copayments.

Comparing Costs

The cost of Medicare will vary based on what coverage and services you get, and what providers you visit. There's no yearly limit on what you pay out-of-pocket unless you have supplemental coverage like a Medigap policy or you join a Medicare Advantage Plan.

To make a cost comparison, you can use the "Find a Medicare plan" tool on the official Medicare website. You can get a summary of your current coverage and use your saved drugs & pharmacies to compare plan costs.

The cost of your Medigap policy may depend on whether the insurance company offers discounts for women, non-smokers, or married people, discounts for paying yearly, discounts for paying premiums using electronic funds transfer, or discounts for multiple policies. Some plans also offer a high-deductible option for Plans F or G.

If you buy Plans F or G with a high-deductible option, you must pay the first $2,700 of deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance not paid by Medicare before the Medigap policy pays anything. You must also pay a separate deductible ($250 per year) for foreign travel exchange up to plan limits.

Types of Support Products for Injury, Rehab, and Recovery

Braces and Splints

Braces and splints support and stabilize injured joints, helping them heal. They can be custom-made or available in standard sizes. Popular examples include knee braces, wrist splints, and ankle braces.

Walking Aids

Walking aids help maintain balance and stability while walking. They come in various forms, such as canes, crutches, and walkers. A popular option at Safeway Medical Supply is the Karman Limited Edition S-Ergo Ultra Lightweight wheelchair.

Compression Garments

Compression garments apply gentle pressure to promote blood flow, reduce swelling, and support injured or recovering muscles. They can be worn on various body parts, such as arms, legs, or the torso. Safeway Medical Supply offers the Airos Medical AIROS 6 Sequential Compression Device, a top-of-the-line product for improved blood circulation.

Mobility Devices

Mobility devices assist in moving around when walking is difficult or impossible due to injury or disability. Some examples include wheelchairs, scooters, and power chairs. Safeway Medical Supply offers the Karman VIP2 Tilt in Space Reclining Transport wheelchair, as well as the ultra-lightweight Feather Featherweight Scooter and Feather Feather Power Chair.

Pain Relief Products

Pain relief products are designed to manage and alleviate pain caused by injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions. They include heating pads, cold packs, and TENS units.

How to Choose the Right Support Products for Your Needs

Consult with a healthcare provider

Your healthcare provider can offer expert advice on the most suitable support products for your condition.

Research different product options

Take the time to research various products, read reviews, and compare features. Safeway Medical Supply has knowledgeable staff to help guide you through this process.

Look for quality and comfort

Choose products made from high-quality materials that are comfortable to wear and use. Investing in better-quality products can save you money in the long run and ensure better outcomes.

Consider your lifestyle and needs

Think about how the support product will fit into your daily life and what specific needs it must address.

Determine what products are covered by Medicare

Consult with Medicare or your Medicare Advantage plan provider to determine which products are covered and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be.

Maximizing Your Medicare Benefits and Additional Resources

Tips for Obtaining Medicare Coverage for Support Products

  1. Make sure you have a prescription from your healthcare provider.
  2. Choose a supplier, like Safeway Medical Supply, that accepts Medicare.
  3. Keep detailed records of your medical appointments and any documentation related to your support product needs.

Where to Find Support Products at Affordable Prices

Safeway Medical Supply offers a wide range of home healthcare products at competitive prices, ensuring you get the best value for your money.

Importance of Proper Use and Maintenance of Support Products

Using and maintaining your support products correctly is essential for optimal results and preventing further injury. Safeway Medical Supply staff can guide you on proper usage and maintenance.

Additional Resources for Finding and Choosing Support Products

  1. The official Medicare website provides information on covered support products and how to obtain them.
  2. Eldercare Locator: This service helps you find local resources for seniors, including DME suppliers.
  3. Online forums and support groups: These communities can offer advice and recommendations based on personal experiences with support products.

Medicare Resources for Injury, Rehab, and Recovery

  1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website has information on coverage, billing, and reimbursement for support products.
  2. SHIP: State Health Insurance Assistance Programs offer free counseling and assistance for Medicare beneficiaries.


Choosing the right support products for injury, rehab, and recovery is vital for regaining mobility and independence. Understanding Medicare coverage, researching available products, and consulting with healthcare providers will help you make informed decisions.

Safeway Medical Supply is a trusted supplier of durable medical equipment, with a wide range of high-quality products and knowledgeable staff to assist you in finding the best options for your needs. By maximizing your Medicare benefits and utilizing available resources, you can focus on what's most important: your recovery and well-being.


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