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AdminaStar Federal

Medicare Region B DMERC
Beneficiary Helpline

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

The Medicare program was established in 1965 by Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. Medicare is a federally funded, beneficiary driven health insurance program. It is designed to provide assistance with some medical costs incurred by Medicare beneficiaries. The federal government contracts with private insurance organizations (carriers) to make Medicare payments. Durable medical equipment requests for People with Medicare in the state of Minnesota are processed by the AdminaStar Federal Region B Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (DMERC).

Ages Served:
Individuals ages 65 and older and persons with disabilities

Types of disabilities served:
Persons aged 65 or older, receiving Social Security retirement benefits, or persons permanently disabled receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, or persons diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD)

Area of Minnesota served:

Eligibility criteria:
See above.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
Not applicable.

Additional notes:
For more information, please visit the AdminaStar Federal Web site at For questions on coverage criteria, please call the Beneficiary Helpline at 800-270-2313.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Rent Device

Device Funded:

  • Beds/Bed Modifications
  • Computers
  • Hearing
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Vision

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671

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