If you have any number of health issues that can require immediate medical attention or specialized care, you may already be aware of the benefits of a medical ID bracelet. Here are some primary examples of people who would benefit from wearing one:
- People with chronic medical conditions
- People with moderate to severe allergic reactions
- Patients prescribed multiple medications
- Children with developmental disorders
- Elderly with cognitive disorders
Maybe your doctor has already told you about wearing one, but if not, a physician can tell you if you’re a good candidate for a medical ID bracelet. Wearing one has the potential to save your life. Consider for a moment – if you happen to be unconscious and in need of medical care, you wouldn’t be able to tell the first responders what you’re allergic to or what kind of medication you take. There are a wide variety of medications on the market today, and many of them have the potential to interact with others. Therefore, it’s important to be able to tell your caregivers exactly what you take, what you’re allergic to and any conditions you may have.
Depending on your health plan, your insurance company may reimburse you the cost of a medical ID bracelet. Your physician can even write you a prescription for one. This is a vital step in getting reimbursed for the cost of a bracelet. The prescription, along with an insurance filing form, will prove to the insurance company the medical necessity of one. American Medical ID has their bracelets’ registration codes on file at their website to ease the process a bit.
If your medical plan doesn’t cover the cost of a bracelet, write a letter to your insurance company. It has to start somewhere. Why not with you? And even if you don’t have insurance, a medical ID bracelet is important and worth the investment. A relatively small cost toward proactively managing your health can save your life in the long run, and that’s worth its weight in gold.