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.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:31pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Goldilocks. She went to visit her MDA clinic for an appointment with a respiratory therapist (RT) because her doctor said she needed help to breathe better. Goldilocks was going to try on a variety of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) interfaces and find the one that was just right.
posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:01pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Find resources on: applying for Social Security benefits, Medicare premiums, post-high school transition, health records maintenance, disability etiquette, home ownership, and other topics of living with disability.

Health care, insurance and government programs

posted on November 1, 2007 - 10:13am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Maneuvering through health care and insurance issues, and government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security can be a dizzying process to say the least. To help, this list provides a good starting point in your search for more information and assistance.

Fear, dread and loathing

posted on November 1, 2006 - 1:23pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 6
For many parents, the mere words induce brain fog, followed by a strong desire to talk about something else. A special needs trust (SNT) is a way to ensure the financial future of a child with a disability. It’s one of those things parents know they ought to get done — but which often is pushed to the bottom of the to-do list because of "busyness," confusion, lack of money and a subconscious...

Signatures needed for congressional petition

posted on July 1, 2005 - 2:03pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 4
While adjusting the coverage guidelines for mobility devices, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has neglected to modify Medicare’s “in the home” policy. Medicare will continue refusing to cover mobility devices unless they’re medically necessary for participation in an activity of daily living in the home.