In most cases, yes. Medicare covers home medical equipment (“HME”) such as home oxygen, wheelchairs, orthotic products, canes, home care beds and various other products when a patient has the medical need and a doctor writes a prescription.
HME is equipment that helps take care of your basic needs for certain medical conditions. Most HME coverage tends to be covered by Medicare Part B. In some cases, Part A will pay for the equipment during an inpatient stay.
There are 3 specific criteria that Medicare requires in order for a patient to be covered for HME:
- The equipment must provide durability so a patient can have multiple and long-term use.
- It must also provide appropriate therapeutic use in the home for the medical condition.
- It must be medically necessary as prescribed by a physician.
Conveniently located in Westlake Village, CA, please stop by Apollo HomeCare Supply and we will work with you to see if you will qualify for the needed home medical equipment.
We specialize and have a huge supply of Bathroom safety products, Blood glucose monitors, Canes and crutches, CPAP devices, Incontinence, infection prevention (Gloves, masks, gowns, etc.), homecare beds, Lift chairs, Mobility power scooters, Nebulizer equipment, orthotics (Splints, Bracing & Supports), oxygen concentrators, Walkers, knee walkers and rollators, essential oils, yoga supplies, wheelchairs and power wheelchairs and Wound care products.