Durable Medical Equipment

To facilitate our patients’ rehabilitation process, Florida Orthopaedic Institute provides durable medical equipment. Durable medical equipment consists of products such as orthopedic shoes, boots, and braces that help aid in an effective and timely recovery, as well as help protect patients from further injury.

Medicare typically covers medically necessary durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home that meets these criteria:

  • Durable (long-lasting)
  • Used for a medical reason
  • Not usually useful to someone who isn’t sick or injured
  • Used in your home
  • Has an expected lifetime of at least 3 years

DME that Medicare typically covers includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Air-fluidized beds and other support surfaces (these supplies are only rented)
  • Blood sugar monitors
  • Blood sugar (glucose) test strips
  • Canes (however, white canes for the blind aren’t covered)
  • Commode chairs
  • Continuous passive motion (CPM) machine
  • Crutches
  • Hospital beds
  • Infusion pumps and supplies (when necessary to administer certain drugs)
  • Manual wheelchairs and power mobility devices
  • Nebulizers and nebulizer medications
  • Oxygen equipment and accessories
  • Patient lifts
  • Sleep apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices and accessories
  • Suction pumps
  • Traction equipment
  • Walkers

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