Catheter Coverage Through Insurance
A physician can prescribe catheters to treat conditions that cause the bladder to retain urine or not drain completely. These symptoms can be due to a spinal injury, a surgical procedure, an obstruction in the urinary tract, and many more. The good news is that most insurance plans cover the catheter supplies necessary to manage symptoms and comfortably catheterize.
Types of Catheters Covered By Insurance
- Intermittent catheters - uncoated catheters that require lubrication to be placed on the catheter before it is used.
- Coudé tip catheters - catheters with a curved or bent tip at the end to assist with insertion around narrower areas or blockages.
- Pre-lubricated or coated catheters - catheters that come with lubrication already applied, so there is no need to carry lubrication packets.
- Closed system catheters - a pre-lubricated intermittent catheter that drains into a collection bag.
- Indwelling/Foley catheter - a catheter that stays inserted over a period of time and has a retention balloon to keep the catheter in the bladder.
- External or condom catheters - fit over the penis (like a condom) and attaches to a tube that drains into a collection bag.
How to Receive Catheters Through Your Insurance Plan
Aeroflow Urology is a nationwide provider of urological supplies through insurance. We work with the majority of commerical insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid to help individuals get the catheter supplies that they need.
To see what catheter supplies are covered under your insurance policy, fill out our online form or give us a call at 844-276-5588, and one of our Continence Care Specialists will be able to help find the right product for you and provide samples.
Our specialists work directly with your insurance company and doctor to take care of all of the paperwork and ship your supplies directly to your door. When it's time to reorder, you will receive text or email reminders so that you never have to worry about running out of supplies.