Skip to Content

Tag: disposables

Specialty Providers

GAO: Cover disposable devices as substitutes for DME

July 19, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services evaluates the possible costs and savings of using disposable devices as substitutes for DME and, if appropriate, seek legislative authority to cover them.While Medicare generally doesn't cover disposable devices, the GAO identified eight such devices that could potentially substitute for DME devices that are covered. These disposable devices fall into existing Medicare DME categories:...

disposables, GAO

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon