Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Ostomy supplies

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers the amount of medically necessary ostomy supplies your doctor says you need. The amount is based on your condition. Medicare covers these supplies as prosthetic devices.

Who's eligible?

People with Medicare Part B who've had a colostomy, ileostomy, or urinary ostomy are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for your doctor's services and supplies, and the Part B deductible applies.


To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service

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