AC/DC Power Adapters and Backup Batteries

Original Effective Date: 07/01/2001
Revision Effective Date: 11/01/2013

Claims for power adapters and batteries used as alternative power sources for equipment capable of AC power operation are not covered by Medicare and will be denied as not medically necessary. Beneficiaries who need uninterrupted electric service to operate medically necessary equipment are encouraged to contact the power company servicing their area for information.

Last Updated May 05 , 2017