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DME is what we use, HME services is what we do

January 7, 2016HME News Staff

Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME. This is clearly an accurate, but one-dimensional definition. Health insurance carriers, Medicare included, covered these items as a “DME” benefit when a doctor indicated that there was medical necessity requiring the use of any of these items. This one-dimensional...

HME vs. DME, Reimbursement, spending

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