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Does Medicare Cover a Scooter?

A scooter or power operated vehicle (POV) is covered when all of the following criteria are met:

  • The patient's condition is such that a wheelchair is required for the patient to get
    around in the home.
  • The patient is unable to operate a manual wheelchair.
  • The patient is capable of safely operating the controls for the POV.
  • The patient can transfer safely in and out of the POV and has adequate trunk stability to be able to safely ride in the POV.

If a patient who is capable of ambulation within the home but requires a power vehicle for movement outside the home, the POV will NOT be covered since it is not medically necessary in this case. A POV that is beneficial primarily in allowing the patient to perform leisure or recreational activities (such as some travel scooters or high power scooters) will be denied as not medically necessary.

If a POV is covered, a wheelchair provided at the same time or subsequently will usually be denied as not medically necessary. But if the criteria above are met, a POV may be covered after a wheelchair is covered.

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