Braces (arm, leg, back, & neck)
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers arm, leg, back, and neck braces when medically necessary and when a Medicare-enrolled doctor or other health care provider orders them.
Your costs in Original Medicare
After you meet the Part B deductible , you pay 20% of the Medicare-Approved Amount .
Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program
If you live in or visit a competitive bidding area and need an off-the-shelf back or knee brace that’s included in the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, you generally must use specific suppliers called “contract suppliers,” if you want Medicare to help pay for the item. Contract suppliers must provide the item to you and accept assignment as a term of their Medicare contract.
Visit Medicare’s supplier directory to see if you live in or are visiting a competitive bidding area, or to find suppliers who accept assignment.