(05-02-2015, 04:55 AM)k_ogre Wrote: got my 1st bill for $162.00 witch is funny because the invoice I took home when I got my machine was $102.00 kinda wondering where the extra $60 came from. it's to bad because AJ at the local office is great with helping out but I'm not going to be on the screw me list. I sent a email asking why but I know it going to be some kinda ya ya ya BS reply. looks like I need to find a new DME that takes Medicare.
I have a medicare advantage plan with no deductible and initially they paid 100% of everything. The next year, we had to pay 20% of everything but that did not mean the retail price; it meant the allowed amount/contracted price for that DME. So, if the contracted price is $80 and you have to pay 20% then you owe $16 for machine rental (this is an example only). Medicare generally pays outright for the humidifier. Your supplies are additional as I am sure you know. So you should not be paying $102 for a machine rental per month even if you are out of network. Ask for an itemized statement of the charges.