Tri-Medical Frequent Questions

Medical Necessity

Before making arrangements with Tri-Medical Rehab Supply, call and let us verify with your coverage provider that you qualify.

Medicare defines "medical necessity" as services or items reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.


Frequent Questions & Answers


Q: How old does a child have to be before Medicaid or a Medicaid HMO will cover incontinence supplies?
A: Medicaid or a Medicaid HMO will only cover supplies if the child is older than 3 years of age. Prior to the age of 3, there is little way of knowing if the child will remain incontinent.

Q. How do I know if my Insurance will cover incontinence supplies?
A: Medicare does NOT cover these items. Most commercial insurances do NOT cover these items. You must call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out. Medicaid and Medicaid HMO's will cover incontinence supplies. Learn more about the health plans we accept.

Q. Is there a shipping cost?
A. If the supplies are ordered through Tri Medical Rehab Supply and covered under Medicaid OR an Insurance Plan, there is no charge for shipping. If you placed an order via our Online Store - for supplies not covered under your plan - shipping will apply and is calculated on checkout based on the delivery address. Please keep in mind that we can only service: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and Indiana.

Q. What happens if I do not get my shipment?
A. If your shipment does not arrive when it is supposed to, or it is damaged in any way, please dial 1-800-541-0734 and talk to a friendly customer service representative. Typically, a new shipment will then be sent out to you immediately.

Q. Do I need a prescription?
A. Yes. Medicaid and Medicaid HMO's will only cover the products if a physician deems them medically necessary. A physician that writes a prescription for the services has deemed them medically necessary. Some HMO's require the physician to obtain an authorization, or a referral, in lieu of a prescription.

Q. How often can I get products?
A. Medicaid and Medicaid HMO's allow you to get products every 30 days.

Q. Why do I get so many papers to sign?
A. HIPAA requires that all providers, including Tri Medical Rehab, notify their patients' rights in terms of privacy. Medicaid and the Medicaid HMO's require that the patient signature be on file prior to billing them for the services. Click here to learn more about how we protect your health information.

Q. Do you support Spanish speaking patients and clients?
A. Yes. Please reach our Spanish speaking representative by choosing Option 2 during our greeting message. Call today, 1-800-541-0734.



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In 2007, Tri-Medical received the DME Exemplary Provider™ Accreditation from The Compliance Team™ for achieving quality standards and excellence in healthcare. To help and understand your unique situation, our team has been certified through a continence coach program. Call today for assistance!


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