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Page 1 - Medicare law defines durable medical equipment (DME) as equipment that serves a medical purpose, can withstand repeated use, is generally not useful in the absence of an illness or injury, and is appropriate for use in the home.
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Page 22 - Sincerely yours, Leslie G. Aronovitz Director, Health Care — Program Administration and Integrity Issues Appendix I: Scope and Methodology To determine carriers...
Page 2 - Supplies, testimony before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, 107 th Cong., 2 nd sess., Washington, BC, June 12, 2002; GAO, Medicare: Payments for Covered Outpatient Drugs Exceed Providers' Cost, GAO-01-1118 (Washington, BC: Sept.
Page 9 - III devices are usually those that support or sustain human life, are of substantial importance in preventing impairment of human health, or which present a potential, unreasonable risk of illness or injury.
Page 28 - Appendix II: Comments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DATE: TO: FROM: SUBJECT: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator APR 27 2004 A.