4761:1-3-02 Home medical equipment defined.

(A) "Life-sustaining equipment" means equipment prescribed by an authorized health care professional that mechanically sustains, restores, or supplants a vital bodily function, such as breathing, including but not limited to:

(1) Ventilators;

(2) Oxygen concentrators;

(3) Oxygen liquid systems;

(4) Oxygen compressed gas systems;

(5) Non invasive ventilator system (i.e. bi-level, iron lungs, rocking beds, diaphragmatic pacers, etc.);

(B) "Technologically-sophisticated" means medical equipment prescribed by an authorized health care professional that requires individualized adjustment or regular maintenance by an HME service provider to maintain a patient's health care condition or the effectiveness of the equipment, including but not limited to:

(1) Oxygen conservation devices;

(2) CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices;

(3) Bi-level airway pressure (BiPAP) devices;

(4) Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) devices;

(5) Intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) devices;

(6) Cough-assist mechanical in-exsuffaltor;

(7) Apnea monitors;

(8) Percussors for chest physiotherapy;

(9) Suction machines;

(10) Feeding pumps;

(11) Infusion pumps;

(12) Continuous passive motion (CPM) devices;

(13) Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulators (TENS);

(14) Custom seating or positioning systems;

(15) Custom rehab equipment (i.e. standers & gait trainers);

(C) "Other" equipment is an item specified by the Ohio respiratory care board in rules adopted under division (B) of section 4752.17 of the Revised Code, including but not limited to:

(1) Auto-titrating airway devices;

(2) Pulse oximeters;

(3) Home photo therapy (Bili lights or blankets);

(4) Large volume air compressors for tracheostomy;

(5) Electric wheelchairs and custom scooters;

(6) In-home patient lifts;

(7) Individually sized or customized accessories that are an integral part of equipment defined in paragraphs (A), (B), and (C) of this rule;

(8) Bone growth stimulators;

(9) Vision restoration therapy devices;

(10) Drop foot stimulators; and

(11) Vacuum assisted wound closure devices.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2010 and 05/06/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4752.17(A)(1) , 4752.17(B)
Rule Amplifies: 4752.17(a)(1) , 4752.17(b)
Prior Effective Dates: 05/24/2006, 10/26/2009