Below is a contact list of DME Supply companies in the Houston area that accept Medicare.
Prescriptions for DME ( Durable Medical Equipment & Supplies) before Delivery:
For some items Medicare requires a (signed physician order stating medical necessity, Face to Face and History & Physical) from your Doctor before they can release these items to you. Below is a contact list of local Medical supply companies that accept Medicare.
Medicare has also proposed expanding the program to ventilators, back braces and knee braces. Your supplier can confirm if any of these items are subject to competitive bidding restrictions when the program resumes. Competitive Bidding areas are designated based on the zip code of your permanent residence on file with Social Security. To find out if your zip code is affected by Competitive Bidding, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-4227).
Due to program reform, there will be a temporary gap in the competitive bidding program for approximately two years beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020. During the gap you can secure all services from any-willing supplier and will not be limited to designated suppliers. The program is expected to resume in 2021. Your supplier can provide additional information when the program resumes.Not all products are subject to competitive bidding in the same area. If you are located in a city where the program is in effect, you will need to obtain some or all of the following items from a contracted supplier:
You may also visit Medicare.gov and lookup suppliers in your area by zip code (a notice will appear if your area is subject to Competitive Bidding). If medical equipment is marked with a yellow/orange star, it will need to be provided by a contracted supplier (also marked with an orange star). Throughout this guide, products that are potentially impacted by the competitive bidding program will be designated with a double asterisk **. Your supplier can assist you with answering your questions about competitive bidding and can address whether or not they have been contracted to provide the services you need if subject to competitive bid.