Durable Medical Equipment (DME) as the name suggests is medical equipment that is intended for the use at home for the medical conditions or illnesses that require a repeated use of that medical equipment.
What Does it Include?
Durable medical equipment includes medical items that are reusable, prescribed by a doctor and is not useful for those who are not ill or disabled. Some of the medical items which fall into the category of DME are wheelchairs (manual and electric), traction equipment, crutches, walkers, kidney machines, prosthesis, etc.
After the doctor prescribes a DME to a patient, the insurer should pay for it so the medical service can be provided. In some cases, the doctor possesses in his office DME items which make his services broader and better.
Providing DME items to the patients can be a source of revenue for the medical practice as well as a valuable service for patients. Nevertheless, physicians should be aware of the rules for managing DME items. Before the doctor issues a DME to a patient he has to check the patient`s eligibility and the policies and procedures of his insurance company.
How Can Our Service Help You
The process of billing for durable medical equipment is outsourced by most of the medical practitioners and healthcare providers because of the complexity of the process. Our services regarding durable medical equipment billing include:
- Review of the eligibility of the patient
- Review of the intake forms
- Communication with the insurer
- Submission of claims to the payer
- Tracking of prolonged claims
- Post all payments from insurers and customers
- Submission of claims to the secondary payers
- Sending invoices and statements
Why Choose Midwest Revenue Cycle Management?
All of our billing experts are aware how billing is difficult and tricky and how a single mistake can leave you without your revenue. That is why we are very detail oriented and thorough in our analyses and activities.
We have more than 20 years of experience in medical management and complex processes such as coding and billing and collection.
While you take care of the medical procedures we will take care of your billing and administrative issues.