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Power Wheelchairs Medicare and Costs - Questions and Answers

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  How do I get rid of an electric wheelchair?  Although there are many ways to get rid of an electric wheelchair; one of the best ways to dispose of the electric wheelchair is donation. Mobility Equipment Recyclers can refurbish pre-owned mobility devices to serve someone new.  Will Medicare pay for a power chair? Medicare Part B covers manual wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor authorized for use in your home. Power Wheelchairs are covered only when they’re Medically needed. Click here for more information    How Long Does a Power Wheelchair last? Power wheelchairs are built...

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The Most Asked Questions About Hospital Beds for home.

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Does Medicare pay for hospital beds for home use? Yes. Medicare Part B will fund hospital beds to use at home when it is medically necessary. However, to get coverage you would need a doctor’s order and physician documentation stating that your condition is in need of  an hospital bed. We recommend communicating with the home medical equipment company to understand the qualifications. Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost of your home hospital bed if the documentation is medically necessary.  The 20% may be covered by your secondary insurance or out of pocket.   Medicare pays for a semi-electric...

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Bath Lifts for the Elderly & Disabled- Questions and Answers

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  Does Medicare pay for Bath lifts? Original Medicare Part B does not pay for bathtub lifts, but it does pay for patient lifts for people who confined to their bed. However, there are alternative sources of financial assistance which may help to cover the cost a bathtub lift if you qualify Which bath lift is best? Power bath lifts are safe, hygienic bathing accessories for the elderly and disabled. Power bath lifts are designed to be suitable inside a standard bathtub, power bath lifts can raise and lower with the touch of a button. Making entrance and exiting the...

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The Most Asked Questions About Electric Lift Chairs for the Elderly

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How do I get Medicare to pay for a lift chair? Medicare generally will not pay for a lift chair in full, but Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) or Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) could cover the seat-lift mechanism as durable medical equipment also known as DME. So if your doctor determines that it is medically  required and will help your condition.  What is the best lift chair to buy? To start, there are many popular and good options for lift chairs.  Medical equipment specialists recommends Pride Lift Chairs  Click Here How much are recliner lift chairs? Lift Chairs range...

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The Most Asked Questions About Medical Scooters

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Does Medicare pay for scooters? Medicare Part B covers power-operated vehicles such as scooters, walkers, and wheelchairs as DME. Medicare helps fund DME. However, the doctor treating your condition puts forward a written order  and supporting medical documentation telling that you have a medical need for a wheelchair or scooter for use in your home.  Contact your medical equipment provider for help in this process, since there are specific requirements. Is a 4 wheel scooter better than a 3 wheel scooter? To begin, four-wheel scooters offer improved balance over 3-wheel scooters, making them a better choice for customers who plan to...

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