posted on January 1, 2011 - 3:29pm
Like it or not, some members of the MDA community will soon be trying out Medicare’s competitive acquisition program for “durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies” (DMEPOS). The controversial program goes into effect in nine regions of the country this month.
posted on November 1, 2008 - 5:38pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Find help when challenging insurance companies for coverage of complex power mobility devices.

How to be a savvy shopper

posted on November 1, 2007 - 9:45am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
So you want to save money on durable medical equipment (DME)? Buying used equipment can save you 50 percent or more over new, depending on the item, its age and condition. Prices also vary, depending on where you purchase the used equipment. MDA loan closets will loan out pre-owned DME at no charge to those served by the Association.
posted on June 1, 1999 - 3:20pm
Shopping for used durable medical equipment or assistive technology is very much like buying a used car or television set. Whether buying from a friend or relative, at a dealership or through a classified ad, a buyer must be both careful and realistic. Mark Obatake, executive director of the Hawaii Centers for Independent Living in Honolulu, says, "Buying durable medical equipment or...