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QCIP Expenses

How QCIP credits may be used (eligible and ineligible expenses)

See below separate lists of common expenses that are and are not reimbursable through a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) associated with the Quality and Cost Incentive Plan (QCIP). If you have a question about whether a specific expense is eligible for reimbursement under the QCIP, please call the Equity-League Fund Office at (212) 869-9380 or (800) 344-5220.

What expenses are reimbursable through the QCIP?

The following are examples of types of expenses that may be reimbursed under incentives you accumulate through the QCIP:

• Abortion procedures
• Acupuncture services
• Ambulance transportation (and other transportation for purposes of receiving medical care)
• Annual physical exams
• Artificial limbs
• Autoettes (see “Wheelchairs”)
• Bandages
• Birth control pills
• Braille books and magazines
• Breast pumps and supplies
• Breast reconstruction surgeries
• Capital expenses (for special equipment installed in a home, if its main purpose is medical care)
• Car accessibility devices (special equipment for use by a person with a disability)
• Chiropractic care
• Christian Science practitioner services
• Contact lenses
• Crutches
• CT scans
• Dental care (does not include teeth whitening)
• Developmentally / intellectually disabled care (provided in a special home for the developmentally disabled)
• Diagnostic services
• Disabled dependent care expenses
• Eye exams and corrective lenses
• Eye surgeries
• Fertility enhancement services
• Founder’s fees (for lifetime care)
• Guide dogs or other service animals
• Health institute fees (for receipt of medical care)
• Hearing aids
• Home care services
• Home improvements (see “Capital expenses”)
• Hospital and nursing home services
• Laboratory expenses
• Learning disability expenses (directly related to special education)
• Lifetime care – advance payments (for example, to a retirement home for medical care)
• Lodging and meals provided at a hospital or similar institution
• Long term care services and qualified long term care insurance
• Medical and dental insurance premiums (including Medicare) for you and/or your dependents
• Medical conferences concerning chronic illnesses of employee or dependent
• Medical information storage services
• Mental health care services
• Nursing services
• Organ donation care
• Pregnancy tests (over-the-counter test kits)
• Prescription drugs
• Sterilization procedures
• Smoking cessation programs
• Substance abuse treatment services
• Vasectomies
• Vision correction surgeries
• Weight-loss programs (to treat such conditions as obesity, hypertension or hearth disease)
• Wheelchairs
• Wigs (suggested by a physician for the mental health and well-being of a patient with disease-related hair loss)
• X-ray services

What expenses are NOT reimbursable through the QCIP?

• Babysitting, child care or nursing services for a normal, healthy baby
• Controlled substances
• Cosmetic surgeries
• Dancing lessons
• Diaper services
• Electrolysis (or other hair removal procedures)
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA) payments
• Funeral expenses
• Future medical care
• Hair treatments•
• Health club dues
• Health coverage tax credits
• Health Savings Account (HSA) payments
• Household help
• Illegal operations or treatments
• Insurance premiums for life, disability, personal loss (dismemberment), loss of earnings, etc.
• Lead-based paint removal services
• Legal services
• Maternity clothes
• Medical Savings Account (MSA) payments
• Non-prescription drugs and medicines
• Nutritional supplements
• Personal use items
• Prescription drugs or other medicines manufactured outside the US
• Swimming lessons
• Teeth whitening treatments
• Veterinary care
• Weight loss programs (for the purposes of appearance improvement or general health)

To learn more about the QCIP, visit the main Quality and Cost Incentive Plan (QCIP) page and FAQs about the QCIP.