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March 20, 2023 42 mins

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides lifelong healthcare services to eligible military veterans at approximately 1,700 VA medical centers and outpatient clinics across the country. While there are many similarities between VA medical centers and any other healthcare facility, there may be some differences accessing bladder and bowel management products through the VA. Guests Dave Merhar and Diana de Avila are veterans with neurogenic bladder and bowel who use intermittent catheters and Peristeen® Plus Transanal Irrigation System to manage the conditions, and guest Danette Brooks is a Coloplast employee. Both Dave and Diana have extensive experience navigating the VA medical center to access their preferred bladder and bowel management products, and Danette is an expert on Coloplast products. In this episode, they’ll answer common intermittent catheter and Peristeen Plus product access questions, provide considerations for other veterans managing neurogenic bladder and/or bowel, and help explain veterans’ rights to products that meet their needs. 

Download the podcast guide, request samples,* and access more bladder and bowel resources here!

If you’re new to using an intermittent catheter, Coloplast® Care can help! You can sign up for Coloplast Care for free by clicking here or calling 866-226-6362.

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*Samples available with valid prescription only. Limitations apply.

 The material shared within this podcast is for educational purposes only and is based on the personal experiences and learnings of the presenter. Dave and Diana are SpeediCath® catheter and Peristeen® Plus Transanal Irrigation System users who have received compensation from Coloplast to provide this information, and Danette is a Coloplast employee. Each person’s situation is unique, so your experience may not be the same. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether this product is right for you. Nothing within this podcast is intended to be used as medical advice or used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should rely on the healthcare professional who knows your individual history for personal medical advice and diagnosis. Please see complete product instructions for use, including all product indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and adverse events.

Coloplast provides this information for convenience and your general reference only. It does not constitute legal advice or a recommendation regarding clinical practice. Reimbursement, coverage and payment policies can vary from one insurer and region to another and is subject to change without notice. Coloplast does not guarantee coverage or payment of products and Coloplast makes no guarantee that the use of this information will prevent differences of opinion or disputes with Medicare, VA, insurers, or other payors as to the correct form of billing or the amount that will be paid.

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