Portable Oxygen Concentrators are a medically-necessary device that require a little more paperwork than your average internet purchase. There are some special considerations in regard to prescriptions and Medicare/Insurance billing. The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Do I need a doctor's prescription?
Yes, you will need a doctor's prescription since oxygen concentrators are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. The prescription must include the following information:
1. The flow rate, which tells you how much oxygen you required per minute. (Liters per minute or LPM)
2. What time of the day you will require oxygen
3. Your diagnosis code
After you have completed your purchase, you may submit your prescription by fax, email or postal mail.
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Will Medicare or private insurance cover some or all of my portable oxygen concentrator costs?
SpinLife is unable to bill Medicare for the purchase of your portable oxygen concentrator because Medicare only provides coverage for oxygen therapy as a rental. Medicare will not cover both standard home oxygen delivery AND a portable oxygen concentrator. Many of our customers choose to purchase their portable oxygen concentrator for ease of traveling and freedom of movement.
Insurance coverage can vary tremendously for carrier to carrier. We recommend you call your insurance carrier to clarify exactly what your policy pays toward portable oxygen therapy. Then when placing your order with SpinLife either online or over the phone, please let us know if you want us to bill your insurance carrier and we can check on your specific eligibility.
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