Nine categories of medical equipment are included in the program: oxygen supplies, standard power wheelchairs, complex power wheelchairs, mail-order diabetic supplies, tube-feeding supplies and equipment, sleep apnea machines and equipment, hospital beds, walkers, and certain types of mattresses.
The major components of the $200 million saved last year were $59 million from oxygen supplies and equipment, $51 million from mail-order diabetic supplies and nearly $40 million from power wheelchairs and similar devices.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: http://www.cms.gov/
American Association for Homecare: http://www.aahomecare.org/
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