Durable medical equipment (DME)
Durable medical equipment (DME) is:
- Designed for prolonged use.
- For a specific therapeutic or clinical purpose, or to assist in the treatment of an injury or illness.
- Medically necessary (meeting all plan medical necessity criteria).
- Primarily and customarily used only for a medical purpose.
See the exclusion lists in your plan's certificate of coverage (COC) for examples of DME that are not covered.