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Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers?

Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers?

Q: Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers? A: Yes. Medicare Part B covers a portion of the cost for medically-necessary wheelchairs, walkers and other in-home medical equipment (Medicare will not cover power wheelchairs that are only needed for use outside the home). Talk with your doctor about your needs. He or she can write a prescription that can be filled at a designated medical supply company.

What in-home care will Medicare cover?

What in-home care will Medicare cover?

The in-home care that Medicare will cover depends on the type of care involved, and whether it's truly medical in nature.

What is durable medical equipment?

Durable medical equipment is a class of Medicare-approved equipment authorized by an enrollee’s physician. Examples include wheelchairs, hospital beds, and oxygen equipment.

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