If you have limited mobility due to a medical condition, you may qualify for a handicap scooter. If your physician prescribes a scooter, it may be considered medical equipment, and can be purchased from a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider. Medicare Part B may cover a part of the cost of a power mobility device, such as a handicap scooter, if it’s medically necessary. A face-to-face examination with your doctor is required, and your doctor must consider the use of a cane, walker, and manual wheelchair before considering a handicap scooter. Your medical records must show that your limited mobility must be resolved with a handicap scooter.
For Medicare Part B to reimburse DME, such as a handicap scooter, other criteria must be met. The handicap scooter must be necessary and reasonable in either treating an injury or illness or improving the function of a compromised body part. The handicap scooter must be used primary in the individual’s home.
Available Medicare Handicap Scooters
If you think you may qualify, Pride offers handicap scooters Medicare may help pay for. These Medicare handicap scooters are designed to help you live a more independent life.
Compared to other Medicare handicap scooters, the Maxima is a powerful mobility scooter that is geared specifically for the bariatric market. The Maxima can hold a weight up to 500 lbs. while maintaining a maximum speed of up to 5.3 miles per hour. With an impressive drivetrain and 110-amp controller, the Maxima delivers heavy-duty performance. Equipped with flat-free tires, the scooter features an adjustable tiller and ergonomically enhanced seating. A front basket is perfect for easy storage of your belongings. Although the Maxima is durable, it is also stylish, boasting a strong polyurethane bumper in the back.
The 4-wheel Victory® Mobility Scooter gives your driving experience an added level of comfort and style without sacrificing performance. Feather touch disassembly, a convenient front basket, fully wraparound delta tiller and 10-inch tires come standard with the Victory, which comes in two exciting colors - Candy Apple Red and Ocean Blue.
The Victory Scooter is meant for quick transport, and its one-hand disassembly feature is convenient for people who struggle with mobility. Enjoy convenient under tiller storage storage and a USB charger for your smart phone or other digital devices. A puddle light, frosted LED headlights and a pathway light provide maximum visibility. When it comes to features that enhance your life, other handicap scooters Medicare may pay for fall short.
The Victory® 9.2 4 wheel handicap scooter from Pride is slightly different, with a weight capacity up to 300 lbs. Yet, you can enjoy all the same great features. Experience feather-touch disassembly, which allows you disassemble this handicap scooter into five lightweight pieces. The convenient front basket provides ample storage. The easy-to-operate delta tiller is perfect for those with limited mobility, as it allows for one-handed operation. the scooter offers excellent velocity, with a maximum speed of up to 5.6 miles per hour.
With the Victory 9.2, you can choose from Ocean Blue and Candy Apple Red. Enjoy the same visibility features with the puddle light, frosted LED headlights and a pathway light. The convenient tiller storage also includes a cup holder, so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage while you use your Victory scooter.
Once you have obtained a prescription from your doctor for a handicap scooter, you’ll need to find a local Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider near you. are Click here to find a local Pride dealer.