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 regularly drive on uneven outdoor terrain. To add on, a four-wheel scooter is like an automobile, with two drive wheels at the rear and two wheels for steering at the front.

 What can go wrong with a mobility scooter?

Mobility scooters have many positive impressions, however, there are some negatives to mobility scooters as well. First, the most common reason for mobility scooter breakdowns is the battery. Second, mobility scooter tires are hard wearing and are made to last many hundreds of miles, however, it will still need replacing from time to time. Finally, the ignition switch, which is a common problem on mobility scooters. 

How far can I go on my mobility scooter?

The mid-range mobility scooters can travel up to 4mph. Due to the increased battery power, mobility scooters can deliver a distance range of 8  to 25 miles on one charge. However, this depends on which model you choose, and the battery it’s fitted with.

Will rain ruin a mobility scooter?

Mobility scooters are not made to be waterproof, mobility scooters are electric machinery made to transport mobility disable personnel. To conclude, these machines are not made for the rain, so if left out in rain could result in electrical issues. 

What is the best mobility scooter to buy?

To start, there are many popular and good options of mobility scooters. The best mobility scooter to buy are Pride Mobility Scooters.   Medical Equipment Specialists recommends the following travel scooters Click Here.

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