Visit with your physician for a face-to-face examination and discuss your mobility options. Medicare now requires a face-to-face examination with your physician prior to writing a prescription for a power mobility device.
During your exam, your physician must first consider the use of cane, walker, and manual wheelchair before considering a scooter or power wheelchair. If your physician feels that your mobility needs must be resolved with a scooter or power wheelchair, this must be supported in your medical records and a prescription can be written. A Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist may also conduct an additional assessment if your physician deems it necessary.