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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.

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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How to Help Your Doctor Determine if You Need a Knee Brace

How to Help Your Doctor Determine if You Need a Knee Brace

Knee pain can be debilitating. You may require a knee brace to reduce knee pain and return you to functioning in your daily life. Before buying an over-the-counter brace, consider consulting with...

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Prior Authorization Changes for Medicare Off-the-Shelf Knee and Back Braces

Prior Authorization Changes for Medicare Off-the-Shelf Knee and Back Braces

If you are involved with Medicare durable medical equipment (DME), you should be aware of some upcoming rule changes that may affect you in the next few months. 

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How to Help Your Doctor Determine if You Need a Back Brace

How to Help Your Doctor Determine if You Need a Back Brace

If you are experiencing back pain, you may decide to visit your doctor. Or you may be referred to a new doctor for further consultation. 

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How to Avoid a Medicare Scam

How to Avoid a Medicare Scam

Medicare scams are a form of identity theft. Scammers request your Medicare number and personal information to make fraudulent claims without your permission. Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries...

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Choosing the Right Back Brace to Help Treat Sciatica

Choosing the Right Back Brace to Help Treat Sciatica

Back braces help relieve pain associated with sciatica. In order to determine the best back brace for your condition, it is important to understand what type of sciatica you have because it can be...

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Keeping Skin Healthy While Wearing Your Knee Brace

Keeping Skin Healthy While Wearing Your Knee Brace

When you first wear a knee brace, you are introducing a new device to your skin. While knee braces are designed to make you feel more comfortable, they can sometimes cause the skin to become...

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Tips for Communicating With Your Doctor at Your Next Appointment

Tips for Communicating With Your Doctor at Your Next Appointment

As a patient you play an active role in the healthcare you receive. One of the best ways to advocate for yourself is through communication with your doctor. 

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Understanding Sciatica

Understanding Sciatica

Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the lower body. The sciatic nerve branches off the spinal cord in the low back into the buttocks and down the...

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