How to Obtain Durable Medical Equipment Via Medicare

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

Article Highlights:
  • An hourlong webinar on Jan. 29, 2013, provides answers to questions about obtaining needed assistive equipment from Medicare. There is a $40 registration fee for the webinar.
by Richard Senti 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 Durable Medical Equipment” is presented by the Medicare Rights Center and costs $40 to attend. It will cover:

  • when Medicare does and does not pay for medical equipment;
  • what types of equipment are covered;
  • how much of the cost Medicare will cover;
  • buying versus renting equipment;
  • getting medical equipment under Medicare; and
  • appealing a denial of coverage for equipment.

The registration fee covers participation in the webinar or — for those who can't attend the live event — a link to a digital recording of the webinar after it’s complete.

Visit the Medicare Rights Center to register for the webinar or for more information.

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