Pill Cutters, Pill Boxes, Pill Sorters and Pill Organizers: FSA Eligibility
What are pill cutters, pill boxes, pill sorters, and pill organizers?
Pill organizers and sorters are containers for pills that save time and improve help an individual stay organized with their daily medication requirements. Pill organizers and sorters are normally organized by day, so each day's medications can be separated into their own doses. This allows an individual to pre-sort their pill dosages for the week or month ahead, saving them time throughout the week as they simply take the pills pre-arranged for that day rather than open individual bottles of pills each time.
Pill cutters are also called pill splitters, and they are special tools that safely and cleanly divide pills in half. Pill cutters and pill splitters are used to halve a medication dosage. There are also pill crushers, which are useful for individuals who have difficulty swallowing a pill in its intact form. Pill cutters, boxes, sorters and organizers are Over-the-Counter (OTC) medical products eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account and do not require a prescription. Pill cutters, boxes, sorters and organizers are found at most drug stores and can be purchased online as well (WebMD).
Pill organizers come in many configurations, including monthly and weekly capacities, and can be color coded to differentiate types of medications or morning/evening dosages, and so on. Pill organizers are also helpful for caretakers who may use the pill box to verify when their patient has consumed a medication for that day (WebMD).
Under IRC 213(d)(1), "medical care includes amounts paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body." This includes medical equipment and devices.