Dual eligible individuals regularly fall into an access gap while waiting for Medicaid to approve a needed item. See below for California-specific Fact Sheets for advocates and consumers with instructions for applying for and trouble-shooting difficulties in accessing Durable Medical Equipment (or DME). We are also working with advocates from several national organizations to identify and share best practices with states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS is asking for public input on problems facing dual eligibles in accessing DME. The comment deadline is August 23, 2016. Find out how to submit comments here.