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Dougherty's can provide you the home medical equipment you need. The friendly and knowledgeable team in the Home Medical Equipment Department can accurately assess your needs and help to select the perfect product or aid for you.

We stock a wide assortment of home medical equipment for your every need. In addition to purchase, many of our products are also available for rent. Click on the below tiles to learn more about the products our HME Department carries.

BATHROOM SAFETY AIDS

BATHROOM SAFETY AIDS

We provide a full line of bathroom safety products such as non-slip bath mats, safety grab bars, bath benches, and other products to meet your needs.

BP MONITORS

BP MONITORS

We carry a variety of blood pressure monitors such as the conventional aneroid style along with fully automatic models for either the upper arm or wrist.

BRACES

BRACES

We provide a full line of orthopedic braces, ranging from neck to ankle support. We’ll help you select the appropriate brace for your needs and measure you for the correct size.

CANES

CANES

We provide an assortment of canes, from basic styles to fancy designer canes. We’ll be happy to custom size a cane for you.

COMPRESSION HOSE

COMPRESSION HOSE

We stock a full line of support wear by Jobst, Medi, and Sigvaris.

COMPRESSION SOCKS

COMPRESSION SOCKS

We stock a full line of CEP sports compression socks and sleeves as well as their orthopedic supports.

CRUTCHES

CRUTCHES

We offer both conventional underarm crutches and forearm crutches for heights ranging from 4’ up to 6’6”. You may also rent underarm crutches for short term needs.

EXERCISE BANDS

EXERCISE BANDS

We stock a full line of exercise bands for rehabilitation use or general conditioning to maintain a strong, healthy body.

FOOT CARE

FOOT CARE

We stock one of the largest selections of foot care products in the area. For your convenience, we have a podiatrist available for free consultations on Tuesday evenings. To schedule an appointment, please call the HME Department at 214-373-5302.

KNEE WALKERS

KNEE WALKERS

We carry knee walkers for individuals unable to use standard crutches. You may rent these walkers on a weekly or monthly basis.

NEBULIZERS

NEBULIZERS

We carry a full line of nebulizer compressors to meet your individual needs. We have conventional plug-in models as well as portable battery operated units for those on the go. For short term needs, you may also rent a nebulizer.

STETHOSCOPES

STETHOSCOPES

We carry a full line of stethoscopes for general and specialized use, including the Littmann cardiology model for healthcare professionals.

WALKERS

WALKERS

We offer a full line of walkers, ranging from basic folding walkers up to specialty 4 wheel walkers having a seat and brakes. We also carry an assortment of walker accessories such as bags, baskets, trays, etc. For temporary needs, you may rent a standard walker.

WHEELCHAIRS

WHEELCHAIRS

We offer standard wheelchairs for those who want to wheel themselves or light weight transport chairs for those who cannot self-propel themselves. You may rent either model for short term needs. We also carry a wide variety of wheelchair cushions to aid with both comfort and pressure relief.

WOUND CARE

WOUND CARE

We offer the largest selection of wound care dressings in the area, including hard to find specialty dressings for chronic or severe wounds. Our knowledgeable staff will help you select the appropriate product for your needs.

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  • JOHN PAGE, HME EXPERT

    "I really enjoy listening to our customers, finding out what they need, and then making sure they're comfortable with the product and understand how to use it. I just like helping people."

FROM THE BLOG

Understanding Medicare and Your DME pt 3: Equipment Rentals

Understanding Medicare and Your DME pt 3: Equipment Rentals
Sometimes you only need medical equipment temporarily, such as transitioning from a facility back home. Dougherty’s offers rental equipment for daily, weekly, and monthly rates. However, there are strict guidelines that must be followed in order to benefit from your Medicare coverage when renting.

In order to rent any medical equipment through Medicare, a written prescription by your treating doctor stating medical necessity is required. Similar to a non-assignment claim, the rental fee must be paid in full each month, then the paperwork and claims are submitted to Medicare for patient reimbursement. In short, you pay Dougherty’s then Medicare pays you back. Dougherty’s also offers the ‘13-month capped rental’. After 13 months of payments on rented equipment, the rental is converted to a purchase and you have the option to keep the equipment as is or exchange it for a brand new product. Afterwards, it is in Medicare’s hands to ensure you are reimbursed the proper amount.

Medical equipment available through Medicare for rent includes:

• Wheelchairs
• Nebulizers

All equipment rented through Medicare must be rented for at least one full month in order to receive reimbursement benefits. Any rental less than 30 days is ineligible for reimbursement.

All other medical equipment must be purchased as a non-assignment claim to qualify for Medicare reimbursement.

It is my hope the last three blogs have helped clear the mystery of Medicare coverage. However, things are always changing, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and get clarification on something you don’t understand. We are here to help! Please don’t hesitate to call us at 214-373-5302 with any questions or concerns about your potential Medicare claim. Dougherty’s wants to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.

DISCLAIMER: Information obtained from www.medicare.gov and is subject to change without notice. These blogs are for educational purposes only and are not meant to advise or suggest a treatment plan for an individual.

TOPICS: Medical Supplies

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