Original Medicare plans (Parts A and B) don’t cover home medical alert systems, even though they appear to fall into the category of durable medical equipment, which is covered by Medicare. However, some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans may include coverage for medical alert systems. There are other coverage options too. Veterans may get access to certain types of medical alerts through the VA. In some states, Medicaid may cover medical alerts through waiver programs designed to help people receive care in their homes.
If you need help paying for a home medical alert system, here are some options to consider.