I recall seeing a schedule of what items are needed, and when they should be renewed. You might try a search on this site to find that page, but hopefully someone else remembers and will tell you (and me!).
You likely will find good information regarding the replacement schedule on your equipment manufacturer's website. If not, I'd just give them a call, and I'm sure they'll be able to give you specifics.
What brand/model equipment are you using?
most dme companies will fallow medicare guidelines, mask and hose =90 days headgear and water chamber = 180 days nasal pillows = 2 per 30 days disp. filter 2 = 30 days
Dan Lyon, does that "Out of Pocket Expense Form" also apply to Medicare??
Thanks, Dan Lyons. I needed a new nebulizer and I liked the one my family doctor had as it was smaller, quieter and faster than my 10 year old one that died so I asked him to write the script for that specific nebulizer. I had a local DME provider tell me that Medicare wouldn't pay for that particular nebulizer and another tell me that Medicare doesn't pay for nebulizers. So I bought the one I wanted out of pocket. But NOT before I discovered that the brand/model I wanted WAS eligible for Medicare reimbursement. The key was in finding a local DME provider who handled that particular brand. They just didn't want to special order that specific brand and model in for me.