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Back Brace

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A back brace is a prefabricated orthotic that can be used to help with chronic pain after an injury. It can help in the healing process and aid in supporting weakened muscles.

Medicare will cover a back brace as long as it is prescribed by a doctor.

Costs

Medicare will pay 80 percent of the costs, while you will pay 20 percent. The Part B deductible applies.

What to Know

Be aware that back braces are a common target for Medicare scams. Don’t fall for someone offering you a free back brace, and never give out your personal information.

Make sure that your back brace supplier is enrolled in Medicare and accepts Medicare assignment, otherwise, they can charge you however much they want.

Medicare By State

Medicare is regulated by the federal government. However, private insurance companies are allowed to offer various parts of Medicare, and these plans can differ from state to state.

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