To: Recipients of Wisconsin Medicaid home care services
Your home care provider is required to supply some disposable medical
supplies used for your care
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Your provider is responsible for some disposable medical supplies
Wisconsin Medicaid requires personal care agencies, home health
agencies, and nurses in independent practice to provide some disposable
medical supplies (DMS) used when providing services. Disposable medical
supplies are disposable, consumable, or nondurable medically necessary
supplies that have a very limited life expectancy. As a Wisconsin
Medicaid recipient, you should not provide these supplies for use by the
provider. Your provider cannot charge you for them or expect you to
Wisconsin Medicaid has not changed its policy on these supplies but
is providing this information because of questions frequently raised
about these supplies.
Supplies brought by your home care provider
Your home care provider is required to supply the following
disposable medical supplies if necessary:
- Non-sterile gloves.
- Disposable underpads when used for purposes other than
incontinence or for bowel and bladder programs.
- Alcohol (isopropyl).
- Adhesive remover wipes.
- Adhesive remover or solvent for tape, cement, or other
- Applicators, such as cotton swabs.
- Cotton balls.
Your home care provider is only responsible for providing these
disposable medical supplies for your use when they are directly
providing care for you.
For more information
This list is subject to change. If you would like to know more about
Medicaid-covered disposable medical supplies or any other Medicaid
topic, refer to the Wisconsin Medicaid Web site at dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/.
Keep in mind that if you do not have a computer with Internet access,
many libraries have access available. You also may call Recipient
1-800-362-3002 or 1-608-221-5720 (TTY available).
In the Wisconsin Medicaid Disposable Medical Supplies Index, which is
on the Web site listed above, you can locate information about the
supplies that your home care provider is responsible for providing while
directly delivering care. The supplies you should expect your provider
to bring are noted "Yes" under the "IN HC RATE?"
PHC 1912 (12/2002)