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The Medicare Bracing Blog

Elite Medical Supply is a national provider of back, knee and extremity bracing products covered by Medicare. We're constantly sharing insights to help Medicare beneficiaries and providers with important information about bracing.

Medicare Dear Physician Knee Orthoses Letter (July 2022)

Medicare Dear Physician Knee Orthoses Letter (July 2022)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Dear Physician letter with summary guidance information on Medicare's coverage and documentation requirements for knee orthoses. 

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Finding the Right Knee Brace for Your Recovery Program

Finding the Right Knee Brace for Your Recovery Program

Should you experience knee pain or sustain a knee injury, you may consider integrating a knee brace into your recovery program. 

A knee brace is one component of a comprehensive treatment program...

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Product Highlight: The Elite Air Decompression LSO

Product Highlight: The Elite Air Decompression LSO

Product highlights from Elite Medical Supply will provide educational information on the recommended usages for each product that we carry. Today on the blog, we are featuring the Elite Air...

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What is PDAC Approved Bracing?

What is PDAC Approved Bracing?

If you are involved with durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS), you should be aware of updates to PDAC (pricing, coding analysis, and coding) approved bracing.

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We Partnered with Parachute Health for Digital Orders

We Partnered with Parachute Health for Digital Orders

Elite Medical Supply has partnered with Parachute Health to get your patients the quality DME products they need, faster!

Read on to learn more about this time-saving digital ordering experience.

 

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What is the Best Knee Brace for a Torn PCL?

What is the Best Knee Brace for a Torn PCL?

If you tear your PCL, your doctor will likely prescribe a knee brace as part of your recovery. 

It is going to be important that you understand your PCL injury so that you can work with your doctor...

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NY State Non-Opioid Treatment Consideration Bill

NY State Non-Opioid Treatment Consideration Bill

The NY State Assembly and Senate passed a bill requiring practitioners to consider non-opioid alternative treatments for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The Assembly version of the bill is A273 and...

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Understanding SI Joint Dysfunction

Understanding SI Joint Dysfunction

SI joint dysfunction refers to lack of normal function in one or both of the sacroiliac (SI) joints. The SI joints are joints that connect the sacrum at the base of your spine to the iliac bones on...

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Your Pain

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Your Pain

If you are experiencing back pain or knee pain, you will likely visit your doctor to discuss your injury or condition. During your doctor visit, you will have to describe your pain. It is going to be...

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Does a Knee Brace Weaken the Knee?

Does a Knee Brace Weaken the Knee?

If you sustain a knee injury or experience joint instability, you may need a knee brace. A very common question from patients being prescribed a knee brace is: will the knee brace weaken my knee?

The...

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