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There are several important questions that are asked of us repeatedly. We have answered them here. However, if you don’t see your question listed, please feel free to call us or email us. We’ll answer as quickly as possible.

Phone: 1.800.544.7460
Email: info@amobility.com

1. WILL MEDICARE PAY FOR A POWER WHEELCHAIR OR POWER SCOOTER?

If you qualify with the correct Medicare criteria, they will pay for a percentage of your power wheelchair or power scooter.

2 IF I QUALIFY, HOW MUCH WILL MEDICARE PAY TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF A
POWER WHEELCHAIR OR POWER SCOOTER?

Medicare will pay 80% of their allowable cost of a power wheelchair or power scooter. The amount depends on the type of power wheelchair or power scooter you choose and which state you live in. For example, on a $5,000 power wheelchair or power scooter, Medicare may pay $4,000 and your supplemental insurance may pay $1,000. Leaving a $0 cost to you!

3. HOW DO I FIND OUT IF I QUALIFY?

We have an Insurance Specialist on staff that will be happy to talk to you and determine whether or not you qualify. You must meet certain medical criteria established by Medicare before they will pay for a power wheelchair. Medicare requires specific paperwork from your physician, such as, a prescription, Certificate of Medical Necessity, and a letter stating your specific need. We work with your physician’s office to obtain these documents, which saves you the headache of dealing with all the confusing forms and paperwork!

4. WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO RECEIVE MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT?

The qualifications are as follows:

Medicare Requirements for a Power Wheelchair:

• Patient must be bed or chair confined (non-functional ambulation) without the use of a wheelchair.
• Patient cannot operate a manual wheelchair due to severe weakness of the upper extremities due to a neurologic, muscular disease/condition, or cardiopulmonary (heart/lung) condition.
• Patient cannot operate controls of a POV and will use power wheelchair within the home.
• Patient must have a prescription from a doctor (does not need to be a specialist). Prescription must state: patient name, diagnosis, and power wheelchair.
• Doctor must also complete a Certificate of Medical Necessity.
• Wheelchair Evaluation must be completed by a therapist. Active Mobility will arrange the evaluation with the therapist.

Medicare Requirements for a Power Operated Vehicle (POV) Power Scooter:

• Patient must be bed or chair confined (non-functional ambulation) without the use of a wheelchair.
• Patient cannot operate a manual wheelchair due to lack of upper body strength (hands, wrists, arms, and/or shoulder weakness).
• Prescription must be written by one of the following 4 Physician Specialists:

1. Orthopedic
3. Neurologist
2. Rheumatologist
4. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

• Prescription needs to state patient name, diagnosis, and POV.
• Certificate of Medical Necessity needs to be completed by above specialist.
• Additional letter on Specialist’s letterhead stating specific information plus the patient can operate the POV safely and will use within the home.

5. DO I NEED TO CONTACT MEDICARE AND SUBMIT A CLAIM?

No, we file all the necessary paperwork for you. We work with Medicare and your physician’s office to obtain all required documents and file them. This saves you the headache of dealing with all the confusing forms and paperwork.

6. IS ACTIVE MOBILITY A PROVIDER FOR PARAMOUNT?

Yes, we are a contracted supplier for Paramount.

7. DO YOU HAVE A REPAIR CENTER

Active Mobility takes pride in our Service/Repair Center. We have highly trained service technicians who will take care of your equipment.

   
   

8 HOW LONG WILL A BATTERY CHARGE LAST?

A battery charge typically lasts between 15-20 miles of running time; depending on the size of the battery. We suggest that you charge them every night so you start your morning with a full battery charge.

9. THE POWER WHEELCHAIRS AND POWER SCOOTERS SEEM TO MOVE SLOWLY.
CAN THE SPEED BE ADJUSTED?

Yes, the power wheelchairs and power scooters have a speed control dial. They can also be adjusted internally by our technicians before or after delivery to your residence.

   

 

 

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