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Purchasing Durable Medical Equipment Under Medicare
(Posted July 4, 2004)
Question 475: I am a 79 year old retired railroader. I sufferred a stroke on Jan 8, 2003. I am in need of a shower bench. Will Medicare pay 80% of the cost and, if so, what is the procedure for purchasing this item through Medicare?
Answer: You should contact Palmetto GBA, which is the RRB Part B Medical Insurance Carrier.
Palmetto GBA's address is P.O. Box 10066, Augusta, GA 30999. Their toll-free number is 1-800-833-4455.
They can explain what you and your doctor need to do for you to receive reimbursement for a shower bench.
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