Need to find a durable home medical equipment rental company that accepts Medicare but not sure where to start? When your budget is strained and you need to find the right medical device, time is of the essence. That’s why we’re sharing here a simple process for finding a medical equipment rental company near you that accepts Medicare.
Find Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Rental Providers
Open Medicare.gov on your web browser, scroll down the screen until you see the “Find” links displayed in the image below. If you’re searching for medical equipment, you’ll need to click the link circled in the photo. This will take you to the “Supplier Directory” screen.
Search Supplier Directory
After selecting the “find suppliers of medical equipment & supplies” link, you’ll jump to the Supplier Directory where you’ll be prompted to enter in the zip code of the desired area of service for your medical equipment needs.
Select Competitive Bid Category
From here you’ll enter the zip code for the area you’re seeking medical equipment. If that’s the area in which you live, type that zip code in. The CBP (Competitive Bidding Program) aims to lower the cost for you and Medicare by finding the lowest, most accurate price available. Qualified, accredited suppliers with winning bids are chosen as Medicare contract suppliers. Fraud and abuse are limited with this method. The CBP applies to original Medicare only.
Non-competitive bid categories can be selected. Below is a selection of the category types you can select at Medicare.gov. As an example, we’ve selected Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDS) in the 41015 (Covington, Kentucky) zip code area.
Supplier Directory Results
After searching using the competitive bid categories you’ve selected, you’ll go to the Supplier Directory Results screen. Here is where you’ll find medical equipment companies in your zip code region which accept Medicare assignment.
This is the process for finding medical equipment and supplies through Medicare.gov. If you’re looking for medical equipment rentals in your area, feel free to visit RentItToday.com where you can find a company near you to meet your medical needs.