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Top Products And Equipment Covered By Medicare

By JS Paul - September 26, 2019

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 around the durable medical equipment. Here’s a list of things that are covered that may surprise you:

  1. Diabetes equipment: Blood sugar monitor, blood sugar test strips
  2. Physical mobility equipment: Canes, commode chairs, crutches, continuous passive motion devices
  3. Oxygen related: CPAP machine, oxygen machines (yes even these expensive ones!)
  4. Mechanical mobility equipment: Wheelchairs, scooters and walkers. Yes these ones really surprised us! Scooters for all!

 

As you can tell, a lot of these are products that cost at times thousands of dollars. The savings that can be had are immense and not to be discarded. The Medicare program has at times a negative reputation due to its complexity, however a little bit of research goes a long way to find a fit between your medical needs and the support you can get.