1 Intermittent catheterization is a covered Medicare benefit when basic coverage criteria are met and the individual or caregiver can perform the procedure. Bard Medical provides this information to help answer questions about coding and reimbursement for intermittent catheters. First, let’s start with a few definitions:
Medicare allows one catheter each time you catheterize, up to 200 catheters per month.
Medicare allows one packet of sterile lubricant per uncoated catheter.
Intermittent catheters are intended for draining urine from the bladder. Reuse of a single use device may create a risk of patient or user infection. Please consult product labels and inserts for more detailed safety information and instructions for use.
1 https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/lcd-details.aspx?LCDId=33803&ContrID=140 BMD/INCA/1116/0108