can i buy medical supplies with the hsa?

Scientology Audits - Amounts paid to the Church of Scientology for audits are not considered medical expenses. Hospital - Expenses incurred as an inpatient or outpatient in a hospital for laboratory, surgical and diagnostic services are considered medical expenses. Nursing Home - Expenses for medical care in a nursing home for an employee, or for an employee's spouse or dependent, are reimbursable. Certain over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and medicines, as well as menstrual care products, are now considered qualified medical expenses, without the need for a prescription.

Car - Medical expenses are reimbursable for special hand controls and other special equipment installed in a car for use by a person with a disability. This includes services related to the care of the patient's condition, such as administering medication or changing dressings, as well as bathing and grooming the patient. Tuition - Health care expenses included in tuition at a university or public school are reimbursable if the expenses are listed separately on the tuition bill. Cosmetic procedures - Medical expenses for cosmetic procedures are reimbursable 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.

Medical aids - Medical aids such as dentures, hearing aids, orthopaedic shoes, crutches and elastic stockings are reimbursed. Travel - Amounts paid for transportation to another location, if the travel is primarily for and essential to receive medical services, are reimbursable. However, medical expenses paid for other cosmetic procedures are not deductible medical expenses under section 213(d) of the Code and are therefore not reimbursable. This is considered general welfare and would not be covered (unless prescribed by a physician to treat a medical condition).

However, medical expenses related to the removal of breast implants that are defective or cause a medical condition are reimbursable. Fluoride, prescribed: expenses paid for fluoride toothpastes or rinses prescribed to treat a specific medical condition are covered. Reasonable and Customary Expenses, amounts in excess - Reimbursement is made for medical expenses in excess of the plan's reasonable and customary expenses. Sports Orthotics - Expenses paid for sports orthotics are reimbursable when submitted with a medical diagnosis.

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