The chiliPAD is not classified as Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Generally, to be classified as DME the equipment should not exceed $200. Otherwise, the DME would likely need to be rented. When DME is rented, the benefits cannot exceed the total of the cost to purchase the DME.
Based on the general DME requirements, the ChiliPad’s price point makes it difficult to purchase and most people would need to rent it much longer than most insurance companies may deem medically necessary.
With that said, we want to help as many people as possible get a ChiliPad so if 1) Your doctor feels it’s medically necessary 2) Is willing to prescribe it and 3) Your insurance plan would reimburse you, then we’re happy to coordinate with you.
Also, if you have a Health Savings or Flex Spend account associated with your insurance plan, this is another way to pay for a ChiliPad.
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