North Carolina Medicaid is a state-run insurance option for adults, children, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities living in North Carolina. Read this article to find out if you qualify to receive incontinence products through North Carolina Medicaid.
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Can I Get Incontinence Products Through North Carolina Medicaid?
North Carolina currently provides incontinence products for both children (ages 3+) and adults as one of the medically necessary items under its Medicaid coverage!
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Under North Carolina Medicaid, Medicaid recipients who are children may qualify to receive a combination of:
What Is Required?
To be approved for medical supplies under North Carolina Medicaid and Aeroflow Urology, you must have the following items. Our Continence Care Specialists will help you gather all of this necessary information:
- Your medical reason for needing supplies (incontinence diagnosis with correlating disability or medical condition).
- An estimated number of incontinence products you need every day (i.e. 2 underpads, 3 pull-ons, etc.)
- A qualifying disability or medical condition that causes incontinence and is diagnosed by a healthcare professional, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy (CP), autism, etc.
- Must be 3 years of age or older.
- Must be a North Carolina Medicaid recipient.
- Depending your insurance, a signed Certificate of Medical Necessity (documented proof from your doctor within the last 6 months that your items are medically necessary) and / or a prescription from your healthcare provider.
Medicaid Managed Care Plans In North Carolina
Medicaid-covered incontinence products are provided through managed Medicaid plans that vary by state.
In North Carolina, you may receive Medicaid through one of the following insurance providers:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield.
- United Health Care.
- Amerihealth Caritas.
- Carolina Complete Care.
How to Get Incontinence Supplies Through North Carolina Medicaid
At Aeroflow Urology, your dedicated Continence Care Specialist will verify your coverage and handle the paperwork required to receive incontinence products through your Medicaid benefits.
Aeroflow Urology is a durable medical equipment supplier (DME) that provides free high-quality products from brands you can trust such as:
We work with you to help find the right mix of products to fit your individual needs.
Whether you need an adult brief, bladder control pad, or catheter, Aeroflow Urology can help you stay dry and protected with confidence with our wide variety of different product types and various absorbency levels.
To see if you or your loved one qualifies for products, fill out our secure Eligibility Form.
We don't share your information with anyone, and after confirmation of benefits and supplies, your Continence Care Specialist will contact you within 1-2 business days or after hearing back from your healthcare provider to go over sizing and product needs. Once your incontinence products are confirmed, we will discreetly package and ship your products directly to your home each month in unmarked, brown boxes.
If you or your loved one uses incontinence products, you could save money each month through your Medicaid health plan.
Where Can I Find My Insurance Information?
To complete our Eligibility Form and find out if you’re eligible for free bladder and bowel care products, you’ll need to have your insurance information ready. Insurance cards differ depending on the state you live in and the type of insurance you have (North Carolina Medicaid or a Medicaid managed care plan), but you can find the following on your card:
- Full name of the insured person.
- The member ID number (Medicaid ID number).
- The plan name.
If you have questions regarding your insurance information, you can call the number on the card for beneficiaries.
I Don't Qualify. What Do I Do?
Visit Your Local Diaper Bank
If you or a loved one has incontinence and you don’t qualify for incontinence products through Medicaid, you may be able to go to your local diaper bank to get free incontinence products.
One of the local diaper banks in North Carolina is the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.
They may carry:
- Adult diapers.
- Adult pull-ups (protective underwear)
- Kids’ diapers.
- Kids’ pull-ons.
- Bladder control pads.
- Bariatric briefs.
- Male guards.
Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care from a healthcare professional. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.