Will Medicare Pay for a Scooter?
"Does Medicare pay for scooter?" "Do you bill to Medicare?" We are often asked by clients about if they could get a mobility scooter through Medicare.
The answer is it's possible, but depends on your Medicare plan, and there are different options available. To be as informed as possible about something as crucial as this, be sure to talk to your insurance provider and see the specific type of health insurance coverage you have.
Medicare Part B
Medicare has four different parts to it that cover different health sectors (Part A, B, C, D). If you are enrolled in Medicare, then you'll need to meet the specific requirements to have the mobility scooter paid for. Part B of Medicare is what you want to be looking at.
It covers power-operated vehicles (scooters) and manual wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home.
How to Qualify
If you're 65 or older, you'll need to meet with your doctor who takes Medicare, and they'll evaluate your medical condition and prescribe a mobility scooter if necessary.
To qualify, you must:
1.You have a health condition that makes it difficult for you to move around in your home.
2.Be unable to perform daily activities such as bathing, dressing, or using the bathroom.
3.Be able to safely operate your scooter, including getting on and off it, either on your own or with the help of another.
4.Your doctor or supplier has visited your home and verified that youcan use the equipment within your home.
You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, after you pay your Part B deductible for the year. Medicare pays the other 80%.
Buying A Scooter
If you don’t meet the requirements to qualify for Medicare Part B and you need to pay out of pocket, you can still purchase a mobility scooter conveniently online. E-commerce sites such as metromobility.com offer a massive selection of mobility scooters at reasonable prices.