If you need a wheelchair or power operated vehicle, better known as a scooter, you probably know they can be pricey. We all know what a wheelchair is, but scooters are the fun little vehicles that you see at the market and in television commercials.
So, I’m sure your next questions is will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and scooters?
Does Medicare Cover Scooters?
Medicare covers some of your wheelchairs and scooters costs if your doctor prescribes it.
How Much Do Scooters Cost with Medicare?
If you are enrolled in Medicare Part B you will pay coinsurance of 20% (the deductible applies, $183). Since each scooter and wheelchair can vary, your out of pocket costs will vary. There are ways to limit or eliminate these costs.
Does Medigap Cover Scooters?
Medigap plans can cover your extra costs that Original Medicare leaves over. Medigap plan “C” and plan “F” cover 100% of your Part B deductible and will also pay the 20% coinsurance, and copays. Combined with Medicare there should be no additional cost.
Does Medicare Advantage Cover Scooters?
Medicare Advantage plans cover scooters; but remember that MA plans offer varying coverage, which means some Medicare Advantage plans will cover more, some will cover less than Original Medicare.
To learn more of what Medicare covers call 800-930-7956 or click here to get a Medigap quote or Medicare Advantage quote to see how much they cost monthly and how and/or if they lower the cost for a scooter.