(Filed under mobility scooters,wheelchairs,mobility aids )
Medicare will almost always cover electric mobility scooters. However, it is required that you must be able to exhibit that you have a genuine medical condition requiring a scooter ! And that the primary use of the scooter is to get around the house !! In other wards, it just can’t be for something you need outside of the home when you are tired or don’t feel good !
You must follow the steps below to ensure that Medicare pays for the equipment:
Only your physician can prescribe the scooter for you. So please do not order anything until you have first visited him and received a prescription. The physician must make formal documents in your Medical Records saying that you need the mobility scooter and give you a signed and dated prescription !!
The Order must then be received by the Supplier before actually billing is done with Medicare. Of course the Supplier MUST keep this billing and order on file.
If you get your Medicare through an HMO or PPO it may be likely you will have to follow the Plan’s steps for getting the approval and purchase of a mobility scooter.
You need to call your Plan’s Customer Service and ask them the specifics about getting coverage for a scooter.
Hope this makes it a little easier for you when having to go thru the process of getting a mobility scooter. 🙂
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