A few common shoulder injuries include strains or sprains, torn rotator cuff, dislocated shoulder, or generalized shoulder instability. Shoulder injuries can happen on impact while you’re playing sports, have an accidental fall, and even from extended overuse. If you feel pain in your shoulder, start by resting and immobilizing your shoulder with a brace or sling. We carry a variety of Medicare-approved shoulder braces, including from top brands such as DR Medical, Breg and Spinal Q. Browse our selection below.
About Medicare Approved Shoulder Braces
A shoulder brace will help give your shoulder extra support and can provide compression while helping to minimize movement while you seek medical advice or begin your recovery. All of our shoulder supports are made of breathable neoprene making it much easier to wrap around the injured area. This also provides compression which can increase “proprioception”— giving a better sense of how your shoulder should be positioned.
Medicare Approved Shoulder Braces FAQs
How much can I expect to pay for a Medicare-approved shoulder brace?
If you have Original Medicare, you will pay 20% of the Medicare-approved cost and the Part B deductible applies as long as your physician and supplier accept assignment and are currently participating in Medicare.
Many people with Original Medicare decide to purchase supplemental insurance to help cover their out-of-pocket costs. If you have purchased a Medigap policy, it may help cover some of the coinsurance or deductible costs.
How do I qualify for a Medicare Approved Shoulder Brace?
While Medicare and other insurance plans have coverage for braces, not all qualify. There are various prequalification conditions one must meet for medical insurance to pay for the cost of braces. Standard requirements include:
- The brace has to be prescribed as necessary by a licensed doctor
- The brace must provide therapeutic value to users
- The brace must be prescribed for regular use
- The healthcare provider and brace supplier must accept Medicare assignment
Other medical insurance plans may have extra requirements, so it is essential to understand how your coverage works first.
What type of shoulder brace do I need?
Different shoulder braces support the shoulder differently. If you have a shoulder injury, it is best to find a shoulder support specific to your injury: rotator cuff braces, shoulder arthritis supports, shoulder dislocation braces, shoulder instability support, shoulder impingement braces, or shoulder (ac joint) separation braces.
Do I need a prescription for a shoulder brace?
Yes. Private and public health insurers both require copies of prescriptions to be submitted with claims for reimbursement.