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What Durable Medical Equipment Does Medicare Cover?

Medicare Part B helps pay for purchase of following durable medical equipment if certain requirements are met. You are responsible for paying directly, or through supplemental insurance, at least 20 percent of the Medicare approved amount.

  • power wheelchairs
  • some positioning devices
  • walkers, rollators
  • scooters
  • seat-lift mechanisms for lift-chairs
  • artificial limbs
  • orthotics, splints

Medicare Part B helps pay for rental of following durable medical equipment that are called capped rental items:

  • manual wheelchairs
  • mattress over-lays
  • hospital beds, semi-electric type only
  • patient lifts
  • oxygen equipment

Medicare will pay for the rental of the equipment for 13 continuous months of use. After Medicare has paid for 13 months of continuous use, the supplier shall transfer the title to the beneficiary.

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