Top Products and Equipment Covered by Medicare
The U.S. Government site for Medicare isn’t necessarily the easiest to navigate when it comes to understanding what the Medicare program covers, especially when it comes to durable medical equipment. Here’s a list of things that are covered which may surprise you:
- Diabetes Equipment: blood sugar monitor, blood sugar test strips
- Physical Mobility Equipment: canes, commode chairs, crutches, continuous passive motion devices
- Oxygen-Related: CPAP machine, oxygen machines (yes, even these expensive ones!)
- Mechanical Mobility Equipment: wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers. Yes, these ones really surprised us! Scooters for all!
As you can tell, a lot of these products can cost thousands of dollars. The discerning citizen can find huge savings, though, and these are not to be disregarded. The Medicare program sometimes has a negative reputation due to its complexity. However, a little bit of research goes a long way in finding a fit between your specific medical needs and the best support you can get!