This article was revised on April 27, 2021, to update the effective timeline.
Independence will waive Durable Medical Equipment (DME) replacement and proof of delivery requirements for:
- Commercial members: Effective March 6, 2020, through June 30, 2021. The waiver is subject to re-evaluation for the duration of the public health emergency.
- Medicare Advantage members:
Effective March 6, 2020, through the duration of the public health emergency.
In addition, Independence will not enforce clinical indications for coverage for certain respiratory, infusion pump, and therapeutic continuous glucose monitors for Medicare Advantage members from
March 6, 2020, through the duration of the public health emergency.
Independence is committed to providing our members with access to the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all Independence members and providers to visit our dedicated
COVID-19 webpage regularly for the latest news and updates. We will continue to evaluate member needs as the situation changes.
For a list of the impacted policies and information about the requirements, read the Medical and Claim Payment Policy News Articles: