Certain medical equipment such as cpap machines, wheelchairs, and nebulizer machines are billed by Medicare using what is called “capped rental”. Capped rental means Medicare pays for the total cost of your equipment over a period of 13 months. During that time the equipment is considered a “rental”. If for some reason you no longer need that piece of equipment before the 13 month period is up, you’ll simply return the equipment to us and no more payments will be collected. After 13 months you own the equipment.
*As a side note: if you’re thinking about selling or otherwise discarding your equipment at the end of your capped rental period, you should know that Medicare also has a rule that says you’re only allowed one “same or similar” item in a 5 year period. So if you think you’ll ever need it again, it’s probably best to keep it.