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) Custom seating or positioning systems;

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

(15) Vacuum assisted wound closure devices;

(16) Drop foot stimulators;

(17) Bone growth stimulators;

(18) Vision restoration therapy devices;

(19) Electric wheelchairs and custom scooters;

(20) Auto-titrating airway devices; and

(21) In-home patient lifts.

(C) "Other items" means equipment specified by the board under division (B) (3) of section 4752.01 of the Revised Code and division (B) of section 4752.17 of the Revised Code. Other items include, but are not limited to:

(1) Pulse oximeters;

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

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

(4) Transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulators (TENS), excluding devices labeled by the federal food and drug administration for over-the-counter use and are identified with the federal food and drug administration product code "NUH.OTC TENS".

Effective: 06/04/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 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