Your provider may prescribe medical equipment or supplies for an illness or injury. Examples are orthotics, oxygen equipment and diabetic test strips.
The Statewide Plan and Providence Choice cover part of the cost for most items needed for medical treatment. They may cover rental or purchase, depending on durability and overall expense. The plans may require prior authorization. These plans fully cover diabetic supplies.
Providence Home Medical Equipment
(HME) is the principal supplier for these plans. HME has subcontracts with 120 suppliers around the state. The Statewide Plan also has contracts with suppliers in other states.
The member share of costs in the "full-time" plan is 15 percent through HME and network suppliers, and 30 percent out-of-network. The coinsurance levels in the "part-time" plans are 20 percent in-network and 50 percent out-of-network.
To find a source in your area, call Providence HME at 503-215-4663 in Portland or 800-762-1253.
Kaiser Permanente fully covers medical supplies in its "full-time" plan. The coinsurance is 50 percent in the "part-time" plan (20 percent for diabetic supplies).