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Durable Medical Equipment Policy and Guidelines

This manual is intended to explain the billing, reimbursement and coverage of durable medical equipment (DME) for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. If you have questions or need further clarification, contact your Provider Network Services Representative.

Canes, Crutches and Walkers
Continuous Passive Motion Exercise Device
Customized Durable Medical Equipment
Filing Guidelines
Hospital Beds and Accessories
Humidifiers, Nebulizers, IPPB Equipment, Compressors
Life Sustaining
Monitoring Equipment
Paraffin Bath Unit, Portable
Patient Lifts/Seat Lift Mechanisms
Phototherapy (Bilirubin) Light with Photometer
Standing Devices
Suction Pump/Breast Pump/Pneumatic Compression Devices
Synthesized Speech Communications Device
Trapeze Bar
Ultraviolet Cabinet

Durable Medical Equipment Non-Covered Items

Backup Medical Equipment
CTRAC for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Custom-Made Device or Item
Electromyography Biofeedback Device
Exercise or Fitness Equipment
Face-Down Recovery Device or Pillow, Vitrectomy Device, Vitrectomy Pillow
Gravity-Assisted Traction Device, Any Type
Heat Lamp, Includes Bulb or Infrared Element
Hospital Beds/Accessories
Interferential Stimulator
Mechanical Wound Suction
Over-the-Counter Supply Exclusion
Patient Lifts/Seat Lift Mechanisms
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Vaporizer, Room Type
Whirlpool Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment Medical Policies

Click here to view Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medical Policies web page or choose the corresponding link to view one of the following:

Draft Medical Policies
Alphabetical Final Medical Policies
Categorical Final Medical Policies
Retired Medical Policies