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Amputee:Finance & Insurance

Orthotics & Artificial Limbs:

Web site gives detailed information about the medicare coverage of Orthotics & artificial limbs

  • How often is it covered?
  • Who's eligible?
  • Your costs in Original Medicare

Prostheses- Artificial Limbs and Components
Blue Cross & Blue Shield: Medicare C/D Medical Coverage Policy

Financial Assistance
Amputee Coalition
The site includes information on financial assistance for prostheses and other assistive devices, how to deal with disability insurance companies, myths and truths about Social Security Disability income; and other information.

Amputation and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Help

The site provides information on how to file for Social Security Disability Benefits with an amputation diagnosis

Apply for Disability Benefits
U.S. Social Security Administration
Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months.

Disabling Conditions
Site provides a list of disabling conditions considered severe enough to qualify a person for Social Security Disability benefits.

K-modifiers: Medicare O & P Reimbursement
Amputee Coalition of America
The document provides K-modifiers descriptions that relate to the components or procedures appropriate for particular levels of amputee.

Medicare Coverage for Prosthetic Devices
Amputee Coalition
This article described the established requirements to get a payment from Medicare for prescribed prostheses. Includes link to the Letter that outlines what documentation needs by Medicare.

Mending Limbs Organization
Mending Limbs was created to help raise awareness of the Amputee Coalition of America as well as the advocacy for adequate prosthetic coverage in the state of Tennessee as well as across the nation.

Social Security Disability Advice Group
The site includes videos like Working and Receiving Social Security Disability; Criteria for Social Security Disability Benefits; 5 Things Social Security Won't Tell You; and many more

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