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 to be long-lasting and substantial. However, their expiration date depends on the usage and treatment they regularly go through, so a well cared for power wheelchair can last up to five years or more with regular maintenance. 

How often should I charge my power wheelchair?

The recommended time for charging  your power wheelchair’s batteries is for at least 8 to 14 hours after daily use. If you use your electric wheelchair less frequently, it is recommended charging the batteries eight to 14 hours twice a week for a maintenance charge. However, it is not recommended charging  the batteries on your motorized wheelchair for longer than 14 hours.

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