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Temporary End to Medicare Competitive Bidding for Durable Medical Equipment

The Issue Since January 1, 2019, there was a temporary gap for purchasing durable medical equipment (DME) in the Competitive Bidding Program. This program allowed DME suppliers to sell Medicare-approved products. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believe the gap may last until December 31, 2020. How it worked Previously, DME suppliers submitted ...

Medicare & Durable Medical Equipment

What is Durable Medical Equipment? Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is equipment that assist users in activities of daily living, such as walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc. DME is necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury to better the functioning, health, and safety of the user. Medicare-covered DME meets these criteria: Be "durable" and able ...

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