What is considered Durable Medical Equipment (DME), and is it shared?

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions and/or illnesses. It can withstand repeated use, is appropriate for use in the home, and is ordered or prescribed by a physician. DME related to an eligible need is eligible for sharing for up to 6 months for rental, or up to $500 annually toward the purchase when the purchase is more reasonable than the rental. Pre-Notification is required for purchase.