Durable Medical Equipment
This chapter includes our policies for the prescription of durable medical equipment to our members.
Glossary terms found on this page:
Medical equipment, goods, implements and prosthetics that are prescribed for patient care, usually in an outpatient setting. Examples of such equipment include hospital beds, wheelchairs and walkers.
An individual and each of his or her eligible dependents, including Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled or participate in a benefit program and who are entitled to receive covered services from the practitioner pursuant to such benefit program and the terms of the practitioner's agreement.
A written order or refill notice issued by a licensed medical professional for drugs available only through a pharmacy.