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Ambulatory Equipment

Manual Wheelchairs

Prescription Required?
Must have a prescription to file on insurance.

Other information:
-Covered if a person has a mobility limitation that significantly impairs their ability to participate in activities of daily living in the home.
-Mobility limitation cannot be sufficiently resolved with a cane or walker.
-Can be adequately used within the home.
-Lightweight wheelchair is covered if a person cannot self-propel in a standard wheelchair but can self-propel in the lightweight one within the home.
-Dimension options ranging from 14" - 24" wide.

Walkers

Prescription Required?
Must have a prescription to file on insurance. Prescription must indicate a rolling walker if that is what is preferred.

Other information:
-Must not have received, through insurance, any type of walking aide for the past 5 years, such as a cane.
-Must have a mobility limitation that significantly impairs his/her ability to participate in daily living in the home.
-Must be able to safely use the walker.
-Functional mobility deficit can be sufficiently resolved with use of walker.
-Heavy duty walkers are covered for anyone over 300 pounds.
-Rollators (walkers with seat & hand breaks) are covered as a standard rolling walker and customers are required to pay the upgrade for the breaks and basket, which is typically $12.00.
-Dimensions: sizes listed below is measured from weel to wheel:
Rollators
Junior - 23" wide
Standard - 23" wide
Heavy Duty - 29.5" wide
Rolling Walkers
Junior - 23" wide
Adult - 23.5" wide
Heavy Duty - 28" wide

Canes & Crutches

Prescription Required?
Must have a prescription to file on insurance.

Other information:
-Must be able to safely use the cane or crutches.
-Mobility deficit will be sufficiently resolved with use of cane or crutches.
-Must not have received a walker through insurance within the last 5 years.

Hoyer Lift

Prescription Required?
A written prescription must be provided to file on insurance.

Other information:
-Needed to transfer patient from bed to chair or commode when more than two people are needed to assist.
-Without lift patient would be confined to bed.

Lift Chairs

Prescription Required?
A written prescription must be provided prior to delivery.

Other Information:
-Only the lifting mechanism is covered by insurance.
-For Medicare beneficiaries:

  • There must never have been a wheel chair / scooter / electric wheel chair paid for by Medicare.
  • There must be a diagnosis for severe arthritis of the hip or knee or have a severe neuromuscular disease.
  • The doctor must attest to a patient's ability to ambulate once standing.
  • The doctor must attest to the patient's ability to stand from a regular arm chair or any chair in their home.