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At this time, Medicare does not have Walk-In Tubs on the “Durable Medical Equipment” list therefore there is not a five digit billing code for walk in tubs. This means that even if you submit a doctors prescription and a paid invoice for your walk in tub there is no guarantee that Medicare will cover any of the expenses.
If you or your parent is 65 or older and collecting Social Security, the insurance premiums are deducted from monthly benefits. Part D prescription drug coverage is subsidized by Medicare through payments to private company insurers who then fund an average of 90 percent of the cost of prescription drugs. If you are receiving only Social Security, Medicare may subsidize all but about $10 of the monthly premiums.