by Jared Staheli
June 17th, 2015
For these items of DME, contractors pay the fee schedule amounts on a monthly rental basis not to exceed a period of continuous use of 15 months. In the tenth month of rental, the beneficiary is given a purchase option (see §30.5.2). If the purchase option is exercised, contractors continue to pay rental fees not to exceed a period of continuous use of 13 months and ownership of the equipment passes to the beneficiary. If the purchase option is not exercised, contractors continue to pay rental fees until the 15 month cap is reached and ownership of the equipment remains with the supplier (see §30.5.4). In the case of electric wheelchairs only, the beneficiary must be given a purchase option at the time the equipment is first provided (see §30.5.3).