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    Need to get a good air cleaner (dust, germs, virus) anyone have a good one that does not cost a fortune?

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    I have a good one, I don't use anymore, since I quit smoking.
    It cost over 300.00 10 years ago. I'd give it to you if I could
    get it to you.
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    Hi Abby,

    We got ours at Home Depot you can look at their online store.

    Edited to add:

    Be careful as the cheap ones are like the cheap printers they work fine but when you get replacement filters (or ink cartridges) they cost nearly as much as the whole thing did.
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    Sally I found one IQ Air Health Pro Compact
    Thanks for the offer

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    If a doctor told me to get one will Medicare cover such a thing? It is a $900.00 Machine that I got for $700.

    If so, how do I submit it

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    Did your Doc write a script? A must have for the Ins. Co.
    Ask your Insurance Co, how much they will cover.

    Good luck
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    No script YET but she will be here Tuesday and my only nsurance is Medicare and medicaid (with a $900 spend down)

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    I'm overwhelmed at this point

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    Default Medicare rules are different than insurance company rules

    I'm not an expert on Medicare rules for medical equipment. However a friend told me about her mother's experience, and I located an online booklet about durable medical equipment at http://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11045.pdf (If the link does not work, "google" Medicare publication 11045 )

    According to the booklet, obtaining durable medical equipment through Medicare/Medicaid can be a bit complicated.

    FIRST. The equipment must be medically necessary (according to their definition) and sometimes requires obtaining advance approval (by submitting a completed Certificate of Medical Necessity to Medicare).

    SECOND. The equipment must be obtained from a supplier enrolled in the Medicare Program. As a first step, you might try asking the company that sold you the air cleaner if they are enrolled in the Medicare Program. If the company doesn't have a Medicare supplier number, Medicare won't pay anything.

    THIRD. Medicare pays for most eligible durable medical equipment on a rental basis. (My friend's mother had to "rent" the raised toilet seat she was prescribed. After my friend had modified her bathroom, they wanted to stop paying for the unnecessary toilet seat. That meant she had to call the supplier to pick-up the "rental" equipment—a used raised toilet seat. The supplier didn't really want it back.)

    My guess is that Medicare won't reimburse you for buying the air cleaner. But maybe your doctor's office can refer to someone more knowledgeable.

    Wishing you well.

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    I got one through Medicare or Medicaid. It does not require replaceable filters.
    It was considerably less expensive than what you are looking at and
    probably not as effective.
    What YOU need, that and your physician's letter justifying need is most important.

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