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Natural Disasters and Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

  • Other Disaster Relief

The National Preparedness Division from the Puerto Rico Caribbean Area Office for FEMA Region 2 in partnership with Disability Integration and CGS Administrators, LLC, DME MAC Medicare Jurisdiction C will be providing the Natural Disasters and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) workshop. This workshop will be covering the most important aspects in everything that implies the handling of Durable Medical Equipment in cases of natural disasters or emergencies. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain detailed information and clarify doubts on how individuals and suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment should be prepared for the threat of a natural disaster. You will also have information on the processes for the replacement of medical equipment lost under a disaster declaration.

The resource, Liliana Hewlett, will provide details and recommendations so that all participants obtain information that helps them assist and guide survivors who use medical equipment.

Who should attend? Emergency managers, interagency coordinators and municipal, state, federal government