How can we help you? How Do I know if I qualify for Medicare Coverage for a power wheelchair? 1 out of 3 found this helpful Under Medicare coverage guidelines, power wheelchairs are covered if they are medically necessary for you to perform daily living activities in your home that can’t be performed using a cane, walker, manually operated wheelchair or a mobility scooter. In addition, you must demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively operate the power wheelchair in your home. Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (1) Category: General Related Questions What happens to my power chair if I go to a nursing home? Who initiates the necessary Medicare or insurance paperwork? What is Competitive Bidding and how does that affect my Medicare power chair coverage? Do I have to pay the 20% co-payment?