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durable medical equipment


Definition A term of art defined by the US Dept of Health and Human Services as equipment that can withstand repeated use*, is primarily used for a medical purpose, and is not generally used in the absence of illness or injury

Examples Walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen delivery systems, seat lift mechanisms, etc

*Nondisposable, reusable equipment. Medicare will only pay for durable medical equipment that has been prescribed by the treating physician. The formal document is called a certificate of medical need.

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