How can we help you? Why do I have to see a doctor for Medicare to cover my power wheelchair? 2 out of 3 found this helpful Medicare coverage guidelines require you to have a face-to-face office visit with your doctor before they will cover any portion of your power wheelchair cost. This visit must be for a mobility evaluation, not a general examination. Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0) Category: General Related Questions What happens to my power chair if I go to a nursing home? Do I have to pay the 20% co-payment? Does Medicare pay for repairs to my power chair? Who initiates the necessary Medicare or insurance paperwork?