Corn Remover: FSA Eligibility

Corn remover is an eligible over-the-counter (OTC) item with a prescription from a doctor with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Corn remover reimbursement is not eligible with a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

What are corns?

Corns are recurring skin conditions that develop on the hands and feet as a result of continuous friction and pressure in these areas. These skin imperfections are often painful and unattractive nuisances that are largely eliminated by lessening the abuse hands and feet take on a regular basis, which can limit the recurrence of corns. As opposed to calluses that are more flattened areas of thick skin in these areas, corns are usually round or conical, and they are also known to have a waxy, dry or translucent appearance.

How does corn remover work?

Treatments for corns vary depending on their severity and frequency, but most physicians will typically focus on the repetitive actions that a patient experiences that can contribute to their development. For instance, the vast majority of doctors will recommend cushioned insoles or inserts to relieve the pressure on the feet that can lead to corns, as well as in-office procedures such as the removal of excess skin. In more advanced cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the alignment of bones causing friction, which can lead to an increased frequency of corns.

Many patients rely on over-the-counter (OTC) corn removers to treat these skin conditions, which consist of small fabric adhesive patches that are treated with salicylic acid that will gradually remove corns and relieve pain. Before applying these patches, many dermatologists recommend the use of a pumice stone, nail file or Emory board to smooth away dead skin before applying the patch to increase its efficacy. Other forms of corn removers include salicylic acid gels that can be worn for extended periods of time and applied on larger areas. In some cases, physicians may recommend antibiotic ointments as well to curb the chances of infection.

Eligibility Table

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Limited Care FSA Dependent Care FSA Health Savings Account (HSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Eligible

Eligible with Rx

Eligible with LMN

Not Eligible

Additional Information

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Specifically Not Covered

Not eligible without a prescription.

Legal Information / Regulations

Prescription Required. Information Letter (IL) 2009-0209; Notice 2010-59.

 


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