Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Welcome to the State of Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Disposable Medical Supplies (DMEPOS) webpage. DHCFP administers Nevada Medicaid which is a joint federal and state health care program that pays for medical costs for people with limited income and resources.
Nevada Medicaid covers certain standard medical equipment that meets the basic medical need of the recipient. All DMEPOS products and services must be medically necessary, safe and appropriate for the course and severity of the condition, using the least costly and equally effective alternative to meet the medical need. Items or usage classified as educational, rehabilitative by nature, experimental or investigational are not covered. The purpose of DMEPOS is defined as equipment which can withstand repeated use, and is primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose, and generally is not useful to a person in the absence of illness or injury and is appropriate for use in the home. Some items may be subject to prior authorization requirements or quantity limitations. Products must have received approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).