Changed insurance lately? Be sure to notify Byrd-Watson with any changes to your insurance.

The world of medical equipment insurance is vast and complex. In such a crazy market, it’s hard to know what you need to know. Here are some highlights from the world of durable medical equipment (DME) insurance to consider if you are thinking about changing insurance providers or plans:

  1. This may come as a surprise, but some insurance companies only allow you to use national pharmacy and DME providers. It is very important that you notify us of any changes in your insurance. This allows us to verify that we are still able to provide you with your equipment.
  2. If you have recently switched and would like to ensure that you can still visit your local Byrd-Watson, you can do so by calling the customer service number on the back of your card. You will want to ask your customer service representative for a list of DME providers that are in network with your plan.
  3. Medicare and Medicaid pay little or nothing on a lot of important equipment, making it hard or impossible for us to get it to you. Consider contacting your state and federal congressmen to ask for better healthcare funding.

Article by Abby Butler, CRT / Respiratory Therapist at Byrd-Watson Medical Equipment