Do you qualify for a power wheelchair?
The coverage criteria for Power Mobility Devices (power wheelchair) has changed drastically in recent times and Mobility Solutions wants to help you to understand these changes. In order to determine if a Power Mobility Device is right for you, you will need to follow these steps:
- Visit with your Physician for a face-to-face examination and discuss your mobility needs
- Your Physician must document in your chart notes why he/she feels that a Power Mobility Device is required for primary use in your home.
- A cane, walker or manual wheelchair must be considered and ruled out.
- Once your visit is completed, the Physician's office must fax a copy of your chart notes to Mobility Solutions at 727-375-2113 or toll free 1-855-329-2674
- An independent Physical Therapy company or your current Home Health Therapist will contact you to complete a mobility assessment in your home.
- This assessment will determine your ability to perform your daily activities including toileting, grooming, bathing, dressing and eating.
- Mobility Solutions will then contact you to schedule an in-home assessment by one of our Rehabilitation Specialists.
- This step is required in order to determine if you can safely operate the Power Mobility Device within your home and to determine the best equipment option.
- Once the above steps are completed, Mobility Solutions will forward the information to your Physician for his/her review and signature.
- Mobility Solutions will complete the submission to insurance for authorization.
- Mobility Solutions will order the Power Mobility Device and deliver it to your home, providing you with a full demonstration on how to safely operate your new equipment.
Medicare may pay 80% of all Home Medical Equipment. If you have secondary insurance, Mobility Solutions will file the 20% co-payment on your behalf. If you do not have a secondary insurance, you will be financially responsible for the 20% co-payment. Secondary insurance does not always cover the remaining 20%. If it is determined that the secondary insurance will not pay, the remaining 20% will be the client's financial responsibility.