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The following guide discusses the three steps that are necessary to have Medicare help cover the cost of your power wheelchair or mobility scooter.

female doctor checking elderly womanStep 1 – Doctor's Visit

After speaking with a Hoveround Mobility Specialist on the phone, visit your doctor to discuss your potential need for a motorized wheelchair.

  • Must be a face-to-face mobility evaluation - It cannot be a general appointment.
  • Your doctor will ask you a series of questions and conduct an evaluation to determine whether you will benefit from a motorized wheelchair.
  • Your doctor will recommend the wheelchair type that best fits your physical mobility needs.
  • Your doctor must prescribe a power wheelchair in order to move on to the next step in the Medicare process.

Step 2 – Hoveround Begins Medicare Paperwork

Once we receive your doctor's prescription for a motorized wheelchair, we begin the necessary Medicare or Hoveround-accepted private insurance carrier paperwork.1 We then submit the medical documentation to Medicare for prior authorization on your behalf and follow up as needed. We also assist you through the entire Medicare and private insurance claims submission process.

technician delivering Hoveround power wheelchair Step 3 – Motorized Wheelchair Delivery & Training

Our trained technicians modify your power wheelchair to your body measurements for complete comfort. Then they show you exactly how to use your power wheelchair so that you can confidently regain your life of independence.

1Insurance coverage depends on medical necessity as determined by insurer. Valid doctor's prescription required.

2Delivery along with in-home training by Hoveround employees (Hoveround White Glove Delivery) is included when the mobility equipment is obtained through Medicare and/or private insurance. When paying by credit card, standard shipping is free and White Glove Delivery is available for an additional cost.

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