A scooter could be considered
medically necessary if all of the following coverage criteria are met:
1) Your condition is such that a wheelchair is
required for you to get around in your home, and
2) You are unable to operate a manual
3) You are capable of safely operating
the controls for the scooter, and
4) You can transfer safely in and out
of the scooter and have adequate trunk stability to be able to safely ride the scooter.
In addition, a patient who requires a scooter usually cannot perform
functional ambulation skills and has limited strength or use of the upper extremities. The
patient should also have adequate trunk stability to hold themselves upright
in the seat.
Scooters can be purchased with cash at retail dealerships or by a
combination of cash and INSURANCE. Often, the full reimbursement can be received for
Please contact your insurance provider to be sure
before you purchase. If you have any questions let us know.