Durable Medical Equipment

What Is Durable Medical Equipment?
Written by Nancy McMahon   
Durable medical equipment is defined as reusable medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, hospital beds and more.

It also includes home oxygen equipment and power chairs. If you need durable medical equipment, it is very important to understand the rules and regulations your insurance carrier or Medicare uses to govern the acquisition and use of this equipment. Many insurance and Medicare providers require that you have specific approvals for this equipment and that you get the durable medical equipment from approved providers.
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Introduction
Written by Nancy McMahon   

Can I Just Buy It?

One mistake that some people make is purchasing items they believe they need and then filing a claim through Medicare for the durable medical equipment.  This will not be approved in this manner.  Rather, your doctor must specifically prescribe the equipment for you to use.  During this prescription process, they must note that the equipment is necessary for your health.
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Medicare Help
Written by Nancy McMahon   

What Is Durable Medical Equipment?

Durable medical equipment is a type of medical equipment that is reusable on a regular basis and is suitable for use within the home.  Medicare, the senior medical protection provided by the government in the United States, determines what is considered durable medical equipment based on whether the type of medical equipment is covered by their insurance, or not.
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