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What is DME (Durable Medical Equipment)?

Have you ever heard the term DME and wondered what it is? DME stands for durable medical equipment.

Durable medical equipment is a term used to refer to equipment and supplies that are medically necessary and can be used in the home.dme wheelchair

Intermittent catheters are sometimes classified as durable medical equipment. For example, Medicare Part B covers catheters as durable medical equipment.

Other classifications of DME that Medicare Part B covers may include items and services, such as 

  • Outpatient care and home health services
  • Walkers and wheelchairs
  • Blood sugar meters and test strips
  • Oxygen equipment
  • Nebulizers

180 Medical specializes in providing catheters and ostomy supplies.

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