Prosthetic devices


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Prosthetic devices needed to replace a body part or function when ordered by a doctor or other health care provider enrolled in Medicare.

Prosthetic devices include:
Medicare-approved corrective lenses needed after a cataract operation (eyeglasses/contact lenses)
• Ostomy bags and certain related supplies
• Breast prostheses (including a surgical bra) after a mastectomy
• Surgically-implanted prosthetic devices in a hospital inpatient setting (Part A) and in a hospital outpatient setting (Part B)

Who’s eligible?

All people with Medicare are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You must go to a supplier that’s enrolled in Medicare for Medicare to pay for your device. You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for external prosthetic devices, and the Part B deductible applies.