Casa Grande patients wait months for prescribed assistive devices

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — When doctors prescribe drugs, patients expect to get them in a timely manner, maybe the same day or the next. It's supposed t...

December 21, 2022
1:18 AM

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — When doctors prescribe drugs, patients expect to get them in a timely manner, maybe the same day or the next. It's supposed to be a similar process for medical devices. But for many who rely on that equipment, it's taking much longer, especially for those that live outside the Valley metro. Advocates fear those device delays could get worse.Many of the health insurance companies that operate under Medicare and Medicaid in Arizona have lost several of their in-network providers for medical devices.

Amy Cutler