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New Program for Medicare Beneficiaries Will Mean Major Changes Effective January 1, 2011 - Florida
Date:1/3/2011

cluded from providing equipment to traditional Medicare beneficiaries. This program is limited to all or part of the eight counties surrounding the Orlando- Kissimmee area and is based on the zip code of the patient. The area includes all or part of the following counties- Marion, Lake, Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Brevard, and Indian River. There is an estimated 266,000 Medicare beneficiaries living within the Orlando- Kissimmee competitive bidding area.

Any traditional Medicare beneficiary living in the counties listed above (according to their zip code) will be required to use a medical equipment company from the approved list of contracted medical equipment suppliers for the following product categories:

  • Oxygen Equipment and Supplies
  • Standard Power Wheelchairs, Scooters, and Related Accessories
  • Complex Rehabilitative Power Wheelchairs and Related Accessories - (Certain products)
  • Mail Order Replacement Diabetic Supplies - Mail Order Only
  • Enteral Nutrients, Equipment and Supplies
  • CPAP, RADS, and Related Supplies and Accessories
  • Hospital Beds and Related Accessories
  • Walkers and Related Accessories

  • Medicare beneficiaries currently receiving medical equipment from a local company may be able in certain situations to continue to receive the equipment from their present company. If the beneficiary has any questions they should contact their medical equipment company. A full list of approved contracted providers and the list of zip codes within each county affected by this change can be found at www.medicaresuppliersnetwork.com.

    "CMS has tried to educate referral sources and Medicare beneficiaries, but with this large of a change, it is nearly impossible to reach such a large segment of the population. This website is helping people by providing the information they need to get the equipment they require for themselves,
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