Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics and Orthotics

Northwood, Inc. manages prior authorizations and the supplier network for DME/P&O for the following groups and members:

  • Blue Cross commercial — Fully insured groups and members with individual coverage
  • Medicare Plus BlueSM

Northwood is the preferred provider for these members.

For information about DME/P&O for Blue Care Network commercial and BCN AdvantageSM members, see the BCN Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics and Orthotics page.

How to submit prior authorization requests

To learn how to submit requests, see our Getting Started page.

Submit requests before providing services.


Northwood Inc. is an independent company that manages both prior authorizations and a supplier network for durable medical equipment, prosthetics and orthotics, and medical supplies (including diabetes supplies) for various Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members.