Active Life Medical aims to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service, ensuring your healthcare needs are met seamlessly. Medi-Cal and Medicare provide coverage for various catheters to address the unique needs of their beneficiaries.  At Active Life Medical, we understand the importance of accessible healthcare for individuals managing diverse medical needs. Understanding the nuances of catheter coverage through Medi-Cal and Medicare is pivotal for those in California. We will explore the catheters covered by Medi-Cal and Medicare, eligibility criteria, types of catheters, and how Active Life Medical can assist you in obtaining the necessary supplies.

 

Catheter Coverage by Medi-Cal and Medicare:

Medi-Cal and Medicare provide coverage for various catheters to address the unique needs of their beneficiaries. Here is a list of catheters covered by Medi-Cal and Medicare:

1. Intermittent Catheters:

                                                                                         

Intermittent catheters are designed for short-term use, facilitating bladder emptying. Types include straight catheters, hydrophilic catheters, and closed system catheters.

2. Indwelling Catheters (Foley Catheters):

                                                                                             

Indwelling catheters are suitable for long-term catheterization. They remain in the bladder, connected to a drainage bag, ensuring continuous urine  drainage.

3. External Catheters (Condom Catheters):

                                                                                             

External catheters, ideal for males, are worn externally and collect urine in a bag. They offer a comfortable and convenient option for specific needs.

4. Pediatric Catheters:

                                                                                             

Specially designed for children, pediatric catheters ensure a comfortable and secure fit, addressing the unique requirements of pediatric patients.

 

Understanding Catheters Covered by Medi-Cal and Medicare:

Medi-Cal and Medicare are government-sponsored healthcare programs, each serving distinct populations. Understanding the coverage for essential medical supplies, specifically catheters, is crucial for those seeking comprehensive healthcare support.

 

Medi-Cal:

1. Population Served: Primarily serves low-income individuals and families in California. Covers a wide range of healthcare services, including catheters.

2. Funding Source: Funded jointly by the federal and state governments.

3. Eligibility Criteria: Based on income, household size, and other factors. California residents who meet specific criteria may qualify.

4. Coverage: Provides coverage for various types of catheters, ensuring accessibility for individuals managing urinary conditions.

 

Medicare:

1. Population Served: Primarily serves individuals aged 65 and older. It also covers certain individuals under 65 with qualifying disabilities.

2. Funding Source: Funded by the federal government.

3. Eligibility Criteria: Age 65 or older. Younger than 65 with specific qualifying disabilities.

4. Coverage: Covers different parts (A, B, C, and D) offering hospital stays, medical services, prescription drugs, and optional supplemental coverage through private insurers.

 

Eligibility Requirements: 

To qualify for catheters covered by Medi-Cal and Medicare, individuals need to meet certain eligibility criteria based on income and other factors. Active Life Medical can assist in checking eligibility and working with health providers and doctors to obtain the necessary supplies.

 

Contact Active Life Medical:

  • Call us at (800) 319-2336 to speak with our dedicated team.
  • Utilize the contact form on our website to submit inquiries or request assistance.

At Active Life Medical, we are committed to simplifying the process of obtaining catheters covered by Medi-Cal. Our goal is to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service, ensuring that your healthcare needs are met seamlessly.

For more information or assistance, contact us today. We’re here to support you in navigating your catheter coverage with Medi-Cal and Medicare.

Find out more about Medicare coverage for catheters here.