Medicaid Acronym of the Day – DME

Durable Medical Equipment – Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers medically necessary durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. Only your doctor can prescribe medical equipment for you. DME meets these criteria:

Durable (can withstand repeated use)
Used for a medical reason
Not usually useful to someone who isn’t sick or injured
Used in your home
Has an expected lifetime of at least 3 years

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