Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers or bath chairs and supplies such as feeding tubes, catheters and dressings. DME and supplies are usually not useful to a person who is not sick or injured.
Medicaid will purchase or rent, when medically necessary, reasonable, and cost effective, durable medical equipment (DME) and medical supplies for participants residing in community setting including those provided by qualified home health providers under home health agency plans of care that meet the requirements found in the state rules.
Requests for DME are reviewed by the following business day. All requests require a prescription signed by a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. No verbal orders, stamped signatures or electronic signatures will be accepted.
Urgent requests are given priority. An urgent request constitutes equipment the participant needs to discharge from a facility – for example, hospital, skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation facility.
You may contact Idaho Medicaid DME Specialists in Boise at (208) 364-1830, or call toll-free statewide at (866) 205-7403.
Prior Authorization forms can be faxed toll-free to (877) 314-8782.
You may also e-mail us with questions.