DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME)

What is DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME)?

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME) meaning Medical equipment that is ordered by a doctor (or, if Medicare allows, a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or clinical nurse specialist) for use in the home. A hospital or nursing home that mostly provides skilled care can?t qualify as a ?home? in this situation. These items must be reusable, such as walkers, wheelchairs, or hospital beds. DME is paid for under both Medicare Part B and Part A for home health services.

 

reference: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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