We have some exciting news!
There is now coverage of Incontinence Briefs for ALTCS Members.
On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear AHCCCS’ appeal of the Court of Appeals decision in Alvarez v. Betlach which upheld coverage of incontinence briefs for preventive purposes in the lawsuit brought by several adult ALTCS members. As a result of the Supreme Court action, the court injunction went into effect.
Beginning December 15, 2014, incontinence briefs for ALTCS members age 21 years and older are covered when medically necessary for preventive purposes.
If you are currently purchasing or have been covering the cost of incontinence briefs since December 15, 2014 please contact your case manager to discuss your Program Contractors procedure to have coverage of the incontinence briefs.
This has been a highly anticipated change and we hope it makes your life just that much easier.