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DME company accepting RDI for Medicare
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DME company accepting RDI for Medicare
Hi everyone! Do you guys know of any DME companies accepting RDI (respiratory disturbance index) values for Medicare patients? I have a patient who obviously needs CPAP. Appreciate the help.
01-29-2015 04:05 PM
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RE: DME company accepting RDI for Medicare
What matters is what Medicare will accept.
If you are a physician, you can always write the script; the DMEs typically check insurance coverage before issuing a machine.
Or, you could call a DME. Medicare has gone to competitive bid winners for CPAP supplies. (That might be just for certain metro areas) So, not all DMEs made the list.

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01-29-2015 04:19 PM
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RE: DME company accepting RDI for Medicare
Hi Luzette,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don't know the answer to your question but hang in there, I'm sure someone does here on the board.

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01-29-2015 06:31 PM
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