Most often called durable medical equipment (DME), Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) will cover medically necessary medical equipment that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. The DME equipment must meet certain criteria such as, it has to be long lasting (durable), used in the home for medical reasons, and useful only to the person who needs it.
 
Only your doctor can prescribe medical equipment for you. To be paid for and approved by Medicare your Physician and the DME supplier must be enrolled and stay enrolled in the Medicare program. If the supplier accepts your assessment, you will pay 20% of the Medicare approved amount. Please note, that the Part B deductible still applies.  Medicare pays for different kinds of DME equipment and depending on the type of equipment, you may need to rent the equipment, buy the equipment, or you may be able to choose whether to rent or buy the equipment.
 
Here is an example of some of the DME equipment Medicare will pay for:
 
Walkers,
Oxygen equipment,
Nebulizers and nebulizer medications,
CPAP devices (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
Blood Sugar monitors, Glucose test strips (Blood Sugar),
Bed-side Commode, Infusion pumps and supplies (necessary to administer certain drugs),
Wheelchairs, power mobility devices, crutches, Hospital beds
 
Any person who has Part B Medicare is covered for DME equipment. However, your doctor must order it for you. It's important to remember that the amount you may owe will depend on several things, like other insurances you may have, how much your doctor charges, whether your doctor accepts assignment, the type of facility, and the location where you get your test, item, or service. 
 
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