Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below is some general information concerning Medicare, Products and Protocol. We hope you find the information helpful.

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  1. What is Medicare?
  2. How do I get a new Medicare card if my card is lost, stolen, or damaged?
  3. How can I get my name and address changed?
  4. How do I report the death of a beneficiary?
  5. What is "assignment" in the Original Medicare Plan and why is it important?
  6. Why is assignment important when choosing a power wheelchair or scooter supplier?
  7. Is a power wheelchair or scooter supplier supposed to waive my coinsurance or Part B deductible?
  8. What is a Medicare deductible?
  9. What is Durable Medical Equipment?
  10. What is included in the DME Category?
  11. Do I need a prescription to get a supply?
  12. What is a Certificate of Medical Necessity?
  13. What supplies require a certificate of medical necessity (CMN)?
  14. What is a "capped rental" item?
  15. What are some "capped rental" products?
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