Does Medicare Cover Motorized Wheelchairs?
Medicare Motorized wheelchairs can be expensive, but the good news is that Medicare may cover the cost of a chair if you qualify. To qualify for motorized wheelchair Medicare coverage, you must schedule a face-to-face meeting with a doctor or other treatment provider. During the exam, a doctor must decide if a walker, cane, or manual wheelchair can help with your mobility issues first. To receive a Medicare motorized wheelchair, you must have a special prescription from your doctor. The doctor then sends medical records and the prescription to an authorized Medicare motorized wheelchair provider. Paperwork needs to be received within 45 days. The provider will work with your doctor, to determine the best Medicare motorized wheelchair for your needs. There will be a home assessment to make sure there is enough space to drive the wheelchair. This is because the primary reason for Medicare approving this coverage is that it’s designed to enhance the mobility within the home. The home assessment is important to make sure that the living environment can support one of motorized wheelchairs Medicare covers. With the many motorized wheelchairs Medicare covers, there is an option for everyone.
Jazzy® Elite ES-1 Wheelchair
This is one of the motorized wheelchairs Medicare covers. It offers a combination of performance, comfort and style for an active lifestyle. The front wheel drive design helps provide better turns for tight corners and is great for maneuverability in tight spaces. The large front wheels offer absorption and better climbing capabilities, making it easier to transition over grade changes. These wheels also allow this wheelchair to better handle various terrains. The simple frame is designed for easy serviceability. The high back seat and headrest are provide ultimate comfort. The seat also has Jazzy Armor controller guard to protect it from daily tear and wear, dust and dirt. There is a hand control with intuitive controls for added convenience.
Jazzy® Elite 14 Motorized Wheelchair
This Medicare motorized wheelchair offers both great outdoor capability and indoor maneuverability. There are 14-inch wheels for better outdoor performance and can also navigate tight corners. The larger front wheels give better absorption for any obstacles. There are also anti-tip wheels to ensure better stability. Enjoy better distribution and superior traction on this wheelchair. The Jazzy Elite 14 has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. This wheelchair comes with a blue or red color-through shroud, so scratches and scuffs are less visible. The freewheel levers provide better access for caregiver assistance.
Jazzy Select® 6 2.0 Power Wheelchair
The Jazzy Select 6 is one of the top-performing Medicare motorized wheelchairs available and combines a unique ride with a sporty design. It has a patented Active-Trac® Suspension to give a stable, comfortable, and smooth ride. It doesn't matter if you are driving inside or outside, or over uneven terrain. The high back folding seat folds flat for greater convenience. There are replaceable back and seat covers. The highly adjustable foot platform gives more foot room for better comfort as well. The black non-marking tires save floors but still allow for the right traction when maneuvering outside. The Armor shroud protects the chair and the controller from any dust and dirt. The in-line joystick mount holds the power chair’s performance-matched electronics for easier operation. There is also a lap belt for security. It comes in four different colors, including Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Pearl White, and Black Onyx.