WHAT IS DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT?
Durable medical equipment (DME) is anything ordered by a doctor or sometimes a nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, or nurse specialist that patients need for home medical care, which would include walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen tents, or catheters. The key is that this medical equipment cannot be disposable, or used only once. These are long-term care items that serve a medical purpose.
IS DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COVERED BY INSURANCE?
The short answer is yes. As long as a qualified doctor or health care professional puts in writing that you need an item of DME equipment, your insurance will cover it as stipulated in your particular insurance coverage (meaning there may be a copay or deductible to meet first). Medicare and Medicaid also cover most of your DME needs since a lot of DME equipment is utilized by the elderly.
WHERE DO I GET DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT?
Since all DME equipment requires a physician’s approval and/or a prescription, it’s advisable to consult your physician on where to obtain your particular item. He or she will be able to narrow down the particular type you need and probably has a supplier on hand as well. Depending on the item, you may be required to use a particular provider in order for your DME item to be covered by your insurance. Medicare is usually one of these insurers who has particular suppliers you must use.
REVIVIFY REVENUE CYCLE IS YOUR GO-TO FOR ALL DME MEDICAL BILLING
DME billing and collection processes can be confusing. Besides all the specialized codes you’ll have to navigate, there is a certain order to obtaining your DME item for insurance coverage that must be followed. Medical wigs especially have specific processes to follow. Revivify Revenue Cycle is a specialist in DME billing with a very low rejection and error rate. Contact us today for all of your DME billing needs!
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