durable medical equipment

An upcoming webinar from the Medicare Rights Center explores all aspects of Medicare coverage of durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and hospital beds

posted on January 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
Durable medical equipment (DME), such as wheelchairs, walkers, portable oxygen devices and hospital beds, can be very expensive — and the process for obtaining them from Medicare can be very confusing.  Learn about Medicare coverage of DME and get the latest information on obtaining such equipment in a webinar Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time.   “Medicare Coverage of...
posted on January 1, 2011 - 3:29pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
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.

Assistive technology reutilization programs make it easier to get low-cost equipment sooner rather than later

posted on January 1, 2008 - 2:45pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Assistive technology (AT) opens up a world of freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities. But lack of money often is a barrier between people and the AT devices and equipment they need. One option is to get used and recycled AT at a lower cost. “Reuse offers people an option when there’s no other option,” says Jeremy Buzzell, program specialist for the U.S. Department of...

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...