Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment is equipment and related supplies which the Plan determines (1) are able to stand repeated use, and be of a type that could normally be rented and used by successive patients, (2) are used primarily and customarily to serve a medical purpose (e.g., not items like humidifiers, exercise equipment, gel pads, water mattresses, heat lamps, etc.), (3) are not generally useful to a person in the absence of an injury or illness, (4) are appropriate for home use, and (5) meet the guidelines used by the CMS. Examples of durable medical equipment include a wheelchair, a hospital-type bed, orthotics and oxygen tanks.