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

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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.