If you want Medicare to help cover your durable medical equipment (DME) costs, it is important to use the right supplier.

Original Medicare DME suppliers

If you have Original Medicare, you should get your DME from a Medicare-approved supplier that takes assignment.

Medicare Advantage DME suppliers

If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you must follow the plan’s rules for getting DME. Your plan may require that you:

  • Receive approval from the plan before getting your DME.
  • Use a supplier in the plan’s network of suppliers.
    • You may get little or no coverage if you use an out-of-network supplier.
  • Use a preferred brand.
    • You may pay a higher cost when using a non-preferred brand.

Contact your plan to learn more about its DME coverage rules before ordering your DME.