Let’s face it. Medical supplies are expensive, and sometimes, it’s just cheaper to suffer with a disability than to face the world in full comfort and with as much independence as possible. Fortunately, there are many ways people in need can work around paying full-price for much-needed medical supplies and equipment. At Medical Supply Depot, we aim to deliver affordable medical equipment to users everywhere. To learn how to save even more on our site, read on:
Step 1: Contact Your Doctor
The first step to saving on your necessary medical equipment is to get a prescription from your doctor. Just like medications, medical equipment prescriptions act as letters to the supplier that the patient needs an item. Prescriptions for medical equipment are most often sent directly to your insurance agency to use as evidence for your case.
Doctors can prescribe a number of medical supplies, including TENS/EMS units, orthopedic braces, shoe inserts, topical medications, and durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.
Step 2: Contact Your Insurance Agency
Once your prescription has been sent to your insurance agency, it’s always best to give them a call and make sure everything is going smoothly. Most insurance agencies accept DME prescriptions under their plans, and will provide some form of discount to policyholders. Medicare part B specifically covers durable medical equipment under its policy as well. Under part B, all durable medical equipment is covered under the insurance plan as long as policyholders present a doctors’ prescription and their insurance information.
Step 3: Contact MSD
Medical Supply Depot does not directly bill insurance companies (including Medicare and Medicaid) for a customer’s supplies. In order to save on equipment, you’ll need to provide your doctor’s prescription and insurance information.
Once the item you ordered has been delivered, you can apply for reimbursement as long as you present your prescription, insurance information, and proof your item has been delivered. A reciept from your order or packaging slip are valid forms of evidence that an item has been delivered. In some cases, you may need to fill out and provide form 1490, which will further provide evidence for reimbursement.
For more information on how you can save up to 80% on medical supplies, contact us at Medical Supply Depot.