As of October 1, 2015, Medicare has reclassified Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) from Capped Rental Devices to Routinely Purchased. Therefore, if you are obtaining a Medicare device on or after October 1, 2015, it will be purchased by Medicare.
What You Need to Know About Capped Rental
If your device was funded by Medicare prior to October 1, 2015 and is currently being rented by Medicare, you can request that Medicare purchase your SGD. Contact your funding consultant(firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-344-1778, Option 3, Option 1) to request that your device be converted from a rental to a purchase. There are significant benefits to purchasing your device such as knowing you can keep your device if you are admitted to a Skilled Nursing Facility or require hospice care, which under those types of care, Medicare would not continue to rent the device on your behalf.
Capped Rental and Our Commitment to You
First and foremost, our number one priority is you, our customer. Insurance Carriers Capped Rental policies do nothing to change the commitment and dedication we provide to help you receive a SGD. We now have a designated team of consultants that specialize in Capped Rental cases. You can expect the same expertise and knowledge that you have come to know from Tobii Dynavox funding consultants over the years. In addition, we are staying actively engaged in the SGD community and have open lines of communication to various organizations who are keeping close tabs on the Capped Rental policy
View our Frequently Asked Questions document on the SGD Capped Rental program.