Medicare coverage for pelvic floor after vaginal surgery?

Posted by lindes @lindes, Mar 8 1:27pm

Does anybody know id medicare pays for pelvic floor physical therapy? I recently had vaginal surgery and would need to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles again

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@lindes

@lindes Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

I hope that your surgery went well. It's important to get the necessary treatment to live your best life.

There are a couple of questions that need to be answered before you can get an accurate idea if this treatment will be covered.

Are you experiencing urinary incontinence and do you have straight Medicare, a supplement, or HMO advantage plan?

Once you answer these questions I'll try to connect you with members that may be able to offer support.

I'm wondering if you have considered contacting the prescribing doctor to have the hospital verify the insurance?

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@erikas

@lindes Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

I hope that your surgery went well. It's important to get the necessary treatment to live your best life.

There are a couple of questions that need to be answered before you can get an accurate idea if this treatment will be covered.

Are you experiencing urinary incontinence and do you have straight Medicare, a supplement, or HMO advantage plan?

Once you answer these questions I'll try to connect you with members that may be able to offer support.

I'm wondering if you have considered contacting the prescribing doctor to have the hospital verify the insurance?

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The hospital is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Methodist Campus. The surgeon suggested pelvic floor therapy might be a good idea, but that was it. I live in southern Florida, and got no other advise from the surgeon
I have Medicare and a Plan F on top of it I had a vaginal canal reconstruction, the surgery did not cost me anything, but I have no clue about the therapy.

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@lindes

The hospital is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Methodist Campus. The surgeon suggested pelvic floor therapy might be a good idea, but that was it. I live in southern Florida, and got no other advise from the surgeon
I have Medicare and a Plan F on top of it I had a vaginal canal reconstruction, the surgery did not cost me anything, but I have no clue about the therapy.

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@lindes Insurance can be confusing in the best of times. I worked in insurance and it still trips me up sometimes.

You may wish to find a local location where you can do the therapy. That facility should be able to let you know what kind of insurance coverage you should expect.

You'll notice that I changed the title of your question. I did this so you can connect with members more easily.

While I'm working to find members that may be able to answer your question, I'd like to invite active members and mentors @marjou @court135 @blinken @hopeful33250 @gingerw to join the conversation. While they may not have the immediate answer for you I'm hoping someone may be able to point us in the right direction, correct conversation, or like member.

May I ask if you have considered calling Medicare to ask this question?

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I suggest you call the number on back of Medicare card and ask them. With so many different type Medicare programs, it is hard to advise.
Another option is to contact the location where you would receive the therapy and ask them .
You might need a letter from surgeon saying it is medically necessary.

Laurie

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@erikas

@lindes Insurance can be confusing in the best of times. I worked in insurance and it still trips me up sometimes.

You may wish to find a local location where you can do the therapy. That facility should be able to let you know what kind of insurance coverage you should expect.

You'll notice that I changed the title of your question. I did this so you can connect with members more easily.

While I'm working to find members that may be able to answer your question, I'd like to invite active members and mentors @marjou @court135 @blinken @hopeful33250 @gingerw to join the conversation. While they may not have the immediate answer for you I'm hoping someone may be able to point us in the right direction, correct conversation, or like member.

May I ask if you have considered calling Medicare to ask this question?

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I have not, because each time I called them, I knew more than they did (I am a retired medical doctor myself), and it was wasted time. I just had never dealt with a condition I have, and was hoping to get more information here.

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@roch

I suggest you call the number on back of Medicare card and ask them. With so many different type Medicare programs, it is hard to advise.
Another option is to contact the location where you would receive the therapy and ask them .
You might need a letter from surgeon saying it is medically necessary.

Laurie

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I will contact the surgeons assistant through the porthole and ask for such a referral

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@luftmensh1

What does this mean?

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Believe it or not, there are physical therapists , at Mayo, that help with exercises that build up your pelvic muscles, they work through your vagina or anal area, with exercises to strengthen that area. Very helpful if you have had a hysterectomy or any other kind of surgery.
It is amazing. I go to Mayo in Jacksonville.

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Is there a Mayo in the Raleigh NC area?

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@miriam57

Believe it or not, there are physical therapists , at Mayo, that help with exercises that build up your pelvic muscles, they work through your vagina or anal area, with exercises to strengthen that area. Very helpful if you have had a hysterectomy or any other kind of surgery.
It is amazing. I go to Mayo in Jacksonville.

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Thank you, but i live in Fort Myers, a long stretch away from Jacksonville, and i would like to get this therapy done locally if possible

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