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What is Durable Medical Equipment or DME?

Durable Medical Equipment, or DME, is equipment or supplies that help you at home. They are usually ordered by your doctor when you have certain medical conditions or illnesses.

Examples of DME include:

  • breast pumps
  • sleep apnea machines
  • diabetic supplies like blood testing strips and monitors
  • orthotics
  • prosthetics
  • wheelchairs
  • hospital beds
  • oxygen tanks

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Mar 21,2022

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