If you find yourself with limited mobility due to an illness or injury, you may be able to regain mobility and independence in your life. Medicare and Medicaid are two forms of assistance that are available to certain individuals who qualify. Medicaid and Medicare may cover a portion of the cost of a power mobility device, such as medical scooter, if certain criteria are met.
Medical Scooters Through Medicaid
Medicaid is funded through a joint venture between state and federal governments. To qualify for Medicaid, an individual must fall within specific income and resource limits. Some of these qualifications vary by state, so it’s important to check with Medicaid reps where you live. Generally, Medicaid will only pay for power mobility device, such as a medical mobility scooter, if the patient has medical need for that device. Their doctor must also write a prescription. Learn more about obtaining a medical scooter through Medicaid.
Medical Scooters Through Medicare
Medicare is federally funded and provides health insurance for people 65 years old and older, and people with certain disabilities. Medicare Part B is the part of Medicare that pays for Durable Medical Equipment (DME). To find out if Medicare will assist in paying for a medical scooter, the patient must sit down with a doctor to discuss their limited mobility. If the patient qualifies, the doctor will send a prescription to DME provider. Staff at the DME provider will work with you and your doctor to ensure you get the medical scooter that best suits your needs.
To qualify for a medical scooter through Medicare, the medical scooter must be used primarily in the home. A DME provider will evaluate your home to ensure your medical scooter will be able to maneuver through your home. They will also evaluate your ability to perform daily tasks such as eating, grooming, and hygiene-related activities. Learn more about obtaining a medical scooter through Medicare.
Benefits of Maxima Medical Scooters
Available in both three-and four-wheel models, the Maxima medical mobility scooter may be covered through Medicare or Medicaid. This scooter can attain speeds of up to 5.3 miles per hour and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. This medical scooter comes in a choice of Candy Apple Red and Viper Blue. It offers you greater mobility and looks stylish, delivering steadfast performance.
Repair and Maintenance of Medical Scooters
Medical scooters that gets regular usage will possibly need some repairs. If your Pride medical mobility scooter needs service, simply contact the dealer or provider where you originally purchased the scooter. Our providers are trained to repairs medical scooters. If you are unsure where you originally purchased the scooter, our staff at the Consumer Call Center is here to help. Call 800-800-4258 anytime between Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, and someone will assist you. In many cases, if your scooter was prescribed by a doctor, it may be considered medical equipment. Medicare Part B may help cover the cost of the repairs to your medical scooter.
Battery Replacement on Medical Scooters
In addition to repairs, many users of a Pride medical scooter may wonder whether Medicare or their insurance will pay for batteries. The simple answer is that in most cases, if your scooter was prescribed by a physician, then the batteries for your medical scooter will be covered. Get additional answers to your questions about scooter batteries and insurance.