Living with incontinence can pose challenges, but access to quality incontinence products is essential for maintaining a comfortable and active lifestyle. At Active Life Medical, we understand the importance of reliable coverage. We will guide you through the incontinence products Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley covers. Learn about eligibility criteria, covered items, and how Active Life Medical can assist you in obtaining the supplies you need.
What is the Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley?
Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley (CHPIV) is the Medi-Cal managed care plan specific to Imperial County, established through the Imperial County Local Health Initiative.
Covered Incontinence Products:
Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley understands the diverse needs of incontinent individuals. Covered incontinence products may include:
1. Adult Diapers (Adult Briefs):
Adult diapers, also known as incontinence briefs, are designed for both comfort and effective protection against urinary or fecal incontinence. These diapers are available in various sizes to accommodate different body shapes and are made from soft, breathable materials for enhanced comfort.
2. Incontinence Pads and Liners:
Incontinence pads and liners are discreet, thin absorbent pads designed to provide an extra layer of protection against leaks. They are suitable for individuals with light to moderate incontinence and are often preferred for their slim profile.
Underpads, also known as bed pads or chux, are waterproof pads placed on beds or furniture to protect against leaks. They are an essential component of incontinence management, providing an additional layer of defense against accidents.
4. Protective Underwear (Adult Pull Ups):
Protective underwear, commonly referred to as adult pull-ups, offering a discreet and comfortable choice for individuals dealing with incontinence.
Eligibility for incontinence items covered by Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley is typically determined based on medical necessity. Individuals who may qualify for coverage include those experiencing conditions or situations that require the use of incontinence products for their health and well-being. Here are some common criteria that may contribute to eligibility:
1. Medical Diagnosis:
Individuals diagnosed with medical conditions such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, or other related health issues may be eligible for coverage.
2. Prescription from Healthcare Provider:
A prescription from a healthcare provider, such as a doctor or nurse practitioner, indicating the medical necessity of specific incontinence products is often required for eligibility.
3. Severity of Incontinence:
The severity of the incontinence, whether it is considered mild, moderate, or severe, may influence eligibility for coverage. Healthcare providers will assess
the level of support needed.
4. Functional Impairment:
In cases where incontinence significantly impairs an individual’s ability to perform daily activities or maintain a good quality of life, eligibility for coverage may be established.
5. Documentation of Need:
Providing documentation of the need for incontinence products, including medical records and assessments from healthcare professionals, can support eligibility.
How Active Life Can Assist You:
Navigating the process of obtaining incontinence products with Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley can be straightforward:
Consultation with Healthcare Provider:
Schedule a consultation with your healthcare provider to discuss your incontinence needs. Obtain a prescription for the required products.
Verification of Coverage:
Active Life Medical will work with the Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley to verify your coverage, ensuring a smooth approval process.
Product Selection and Delivery:
Choose the incontinence products that best meet your needs. Active Life Medical ensures prompt and discreet delivery to your doorstep.
Contact Active Life Medical:
For any inquiries or assistance regarding incontinence products covered by the Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley, contact Active Life Medical. Call us at (800) 319-2336 or use the contact form on our website for personalized assistance.
At Active Life Medical, we are dedicated to supporting individuals in managing incontinence with dignity and ease. By understanding the coverage provided by the Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley, you can access the incontinence products you need to maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Let Active Life Medical be your partner in navigating the process and ensuring you receive the best care possible.