Common IRSA-eligible medical expensescupuncture, Ambulance, Artificial limbs, Artificial teeth*Birth control treatment, Diabetic blood sugar testing kits, Breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies, Chiropractor. Birth control pills and devices - Medical expenses paid for birth control pills, injections and devices are reimbursable. Alcoholism and drug addiction - Medical expenses paid to an alcoholism or drug addiction treatment centre are reimbursable. Prescription fluoride - Expenses paid for fluoride toothpastes or rinses prescribed to treat a specific disease are covered.
Physical Fitness Programmes - Physical fitness programmes for general health are not reimbursable unless submitted with a medical diagnosis. They must be of long duration, with an expected useful life of at least 3 years, used for a medical reason and not useful to someone who is not ill or injured. Medical aids - Medical aids such as false teeth, hearing aids, orthopaedic shoes, crutches and elastic stockings are reimbursable. However, medical expenses paid for other cosmetic procedures are not deductible medical expenses under section 213(d) of the Code, and therefore are not reimbursable.
Shower chair - Expenses incurred for the purchase of a shower chair are reimbursable when accompanied by a medical diagnosis. This includes services related to the care of the patient's illness, such as administering medication or changing dressings, as well as bathing and grooming the patient. Other less common types of FSAs may be used to cover expenses related to dependent care or adoption in lieu of medical expenses. Medically necessary durable medical equipment (DME) that a doctor prescribes for use in the home must meet certain criteria.
Whenever you have an expense that requires a diagnosis to be eligible for the HSA, be sure to obtain the necessary documentation from your medical provider. Bundled charges - Charges for services bundled by the health insurance plan in which the provider does not participate are reimbursable. Cosmetic procedures - Medical expenses for cosmetic procedures are reimbursed only if the procedure is necessary to improve a deformity resulting from, or directly related to, a congenital anomaly, a personal injury resulting from an accident or trauma, or a disfiguring disease. Board and lodging - The cost of board and lodging in a hospital or similar institution is reimbursable if the main reason for the worker's stay is to receive medical care.