Why order durable medical equipment online?
First of all, what the heck is durable medical equipment and why am I seeing a blog about it on a bra stores page?
Well, if you are one of our mastectomy clients you know that we are able to bill your insurance for bras and breast forms that you have been prescribed/given an order for. This branch of the medical field is called durable medical equipment. Strangely enough bras and forms fall in the same category as walker, canes, c-pap machines and the like. We are regulated by the NC Board of Pharmacy, American Board of Certification for Orthotics and Prosthetics, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Board of Certification (for mastectomy fitters). Phew! Therefore we must keep up to date with all the regulations and laws that allow us to be the best at what we do.
Historically, DME (including bras and forms) have been purchased by making an appointment with the certified fitter at one of their physical locations, bringing in a script from your physician and being measured, asked questions about your surgery, lifestyle, treatment, and bra likes/dislikes. Your fitter most likely returns with suggested bras and forms that will most closely match your remaining breast (or fit the size cup you have chosen to be for bilateral surgeries) and you spend the next 30 minutes or so trying on products gaining the approval of the discerning eye of your fitter. We like it when you want us to check the fit of anything!! It’s what we’re here for. You would then complete your paperwork (unfortunately this takes the longest), sign a few documents, pay your bill, receive care/warranty instructions and be on your way with your products. Not a terrible way to do things at all and don’t get me wrong…if this is your first fitting, we always recommend coming in or scheduling a video conference so we can help you choose the right products to get you started. But…
After the initial visit, why not throw caution to the wind and shop online from our website? You know that the products have been fit by us at some point or another and we choose to promote them because they fit well AND you know we are capable of helping you to file a claim with your insurance if you so desire AND you can shop from the comfort of your home, car, tub, airplane, hotel room, camper, tent, treatment room or wherever 24/7AND your products will get you to faster! Plus, if you’re not filing a claim, you don’t even have to get a prescription for your items.
Plus, you get to try them on in the comfort of your home whenever you like with the clothes you wear most. We don’t even care if you order 3 breast forms “just to try.” You can always exchange or return them!
Our world is turning to online shopping and we want you to have the best option for ordering your bras and forms! We think it’s us, but we’re partial. Give it a try and let us know how it goes! We’re always just a phone call, email or chat message away!