Medicare Policy on Penile Implantation for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Does Medicare Cover Penile Prosthesis Surgery?
For men with erectile dysfunction caused by underlying medical problems (diabetes, hypertension, renal failure/dialysis, prostate cancer treatment including radical prostatectomy), Medicare covers a penile implant as a treatment option.
Medicare insurance coverage pays for surgical insertion of the 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis, 2-piece inflatable penile prosthesis or non-inflatable (malleable or semi-rigid) penile prosthesis including hospital stay costs and surgeon fees.
Typically, surgical costs are covered by Part A Medicare if a patient needs to stay in the hospital for more than 2 days. Part B Medicare covers the costs of surgery if the procedure is performed in a surgical center or with less than 24-hour hospital stay.
Do Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Penile Implant Surgery?
Medicare Advantage plans such as UnitedHealthcare Medicare, Cigna Medicare, Blue Cross Medicare and AETNA Medicare follow Medicare coverage policies.
If you have Medicare Advantage plan, your plan should provide insurance coverage for the penile prosthesis for treatment of organic impotence (ED caused by a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, multiple sclerosis or another medical condition).
Medicare Coinsurance Costs and Secondary Insurance
Medicare has 20% co-insurance for all medical and surgical care. Typically, secondary insurances will pick up the costs after coinsurance and deductibles.
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