2014 brought changes to Medicare Requirements for Durable medical equipment. While some items require Face-to-Face encounter documentation, other items do not. Additionally, some items require NPI# on detailed written orders. These inconsistent elements can make acquiring equipment seem difficult.

Download a “What do I need for Medicare – DME” Visual Reference Tool that defines which elements are required for specific, commonly ordered items.

For more information regarding Durable Medical Equipment, contact Home Health United at 1-800-924-2273 or visit the National Government Services website.

Click here for full details regarding Medicare official instructions on this subject (numbered CR8304).