Do You Qualify?
To find out if you qualify, call us today at 1-800-549-6611 to discuss your mobility issues and insurance coverage.
Here is an overview of the Medicare criteria:
A patient qualifies for a power wheelchair or mobility scooter if the patient has a mobility limitation that significantly impairs mobility related activities of daily living WITHIN the home. If these questions can be answered "Yes", you may qualify:
- Complete inability to accomplish these activities
"I am unable to complete my daily activities"
- Inability to accomplish these activities safely
"Iím unable to complete daily activities safely"
- Inability to accomplish these activities in a reasonable time
- This limitation cannot be resolved by cane or walker
"I am unable to use a cane or walker for Mobility-Related activities throughout the day"
- This limitation cannot be resolved by an optimally configured manual wheelchair
"I am unable to self-propel a manual wheelchair to complete daily activities throughout the day"*
(*due to excessive pain, lack of endurance, respiratory difficulties, upper body weakness, or other muscle/skeletal limitations)
ALL criteria is based on the patient's ability to complete activities throughout the day WITHIN their home. If the equipment requested is NOT suitable for use within the patient's home, an alternative, more appropriate option will be offered. Medicare does not pay for equipment that will be used only for the outdoors. A home can also be considered assisted living community if meals are only offered in a community dining room.
Note: We are always available to do an equipment demonstration to assure the patient and doctor that the appropriate equipment is being ordered and that the patient can safely maneuver it.