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  MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS FOR A POWER OPERATED VEHICLE “POWER SCOOTER”:

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

  •  Orthopedic
  •  Neurologist
  •  Rheumatologist
  •  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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

MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS FOR A POWER WHEELCHAIR:

1. Patient must be bed or chair confined (non-functional ambulation) without the use of a wheelchair.
2. 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.
3. Patient cannot operate controls of a POV and will use power wheelchair within the home.
4. Patient must have a prescription from a doctor (does not need to be a specialist). Prescription must state: patient name, diagnosis, and power wheelchair.
5. Doctor must also complete a Certificate of Medical Necessity.
6. Wheelchair evaluation must be completed by a therapist. Active Mobility will arrange the evaluation with the Therapist.

 

 

~~~~ This is a very brief overview ~~~~

For a complete understanding of what your insurance will cover, please
contact our Insurance/Medicare Specialist at Active Mobility, Inc. ~ 1.800.544.7460.

   

 

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