(1) Reimbursement for medical equipment and supplies dispensed through a medical provider is limited to the lesser of $30.00 or 30 percent above the cost of the item including freight, except prescription medicines are limited to charges allowed under 39-71-727 , MCA. An invoice documenting the cost of the equipment or supply must be sent to the insurer upon the insurer's request.
(2) If a provider adds value to medical equipment or supplies (such as by complex assembly, modification, or special fabrication) then the provider may charge a reasonable fee for those services. Merely unpacking an item is not a "value-added" service. While extensive fitting of devices may be billed for, simple fitting (such as adjusting the height of crutches) is not billable.
(3) This rule does not apply to:
(a) equipment supply houses that are not also health care providers;
(b) hospitals; or