MMC Benefits Handbook
Medical Supplies and Appliances
  • Devices used specifically as safety items or to affect performance in sports-related activities
  • Prescribed or non-prescribed medical supplies and disposable supplies. Examples include:
    • Elastic stockings
    • Ace bandages
    • Gauze and dressings
    • Disposable outpatient supplies: Any outpatient disposable supply or device, including sheaths, bags, elastic garments, support hose, bandages, bedpans, syringes, blood or urine testing supplies, and other home test kits; and splints, neck braces, compresses, and other devices not intended for reuse by another patient
  • Orthotic Devices are described as: A support, brace, or splint used to support, align, prevent, or correct the function of movable parts of the body. Orthotics are covered by the Aetna plan when medically necessary
  • Tubings, nasal cannulas, connectors and masks are not covered except when used with durable medical equipment
  • Tubings and masks except when used in association with Durable Medical Equipment
  • Repair or replacement of Durable Medical Equipment or orthotics due to misuse, malicious damage or gross neglect or to replace lost or stolen items