Ambulatory Equipment

Manual Wheelchairs

Prescription Required?
Must have a prescription to file on insurance.

Other information:

  • Covered if a person has a mobility limitation that significantly impairs their ability to participate in activities of daily living in the home.
  • Mobility limitation cannot be sufficiently resolved with a cane or walker.
  • Can be adequately used within the home.
  • Lightweight wheelchair is covered if a person cannot self-propel in a standard wheelchair but can self-propel in the lightweight one within the home.
  • Dimension options ranging from 14″ – 24″ wide.

Walkers

Prescription Required?
Must have a prescription to file on insurance. Prescription must indicate a rolling walker if that is what is preferred.

Other information:

  • Must not have received, through insurance, any type of walking aide for the past 5 years, such as a cane.
  • Must have a mobility limitation that significantly impairs his/her ability to participate in daily living in the home.
  • Must be able to safely use the walker.
  • Functional mobility deficit can be sufficiently resolved with use of walker.
  • Heavy duty walkers are covered for anyone over 300 pounds.
  • Rollators (walkers with seat & hand brakes) are covered as a standard rolling walker and customers are required to pay the upgrade for the brakes and basket, which is typically $12.00.
  • Dimensions: sizes listed below is measured from wheel to wheel:

Rollators
Junior – 23″ wide
Standard – 23″ wide
Heavy Duty – 29.5″ wide

Rolling Walkers
Junior – 23″ wide
Adult – 23.5″ wide
Heavy Duty – 28″ wide

Canes & Crutches

Prescription Required?
Must have a prescription to file on insurance.

Other information:

  • Must be able to safely use the cane or crutches.
  • Mobility deficit will be sufficiently resolved with use of cane or crutches.
  • Must not have received a walker through insurance within the last 5 years.

Hoyer Lift

Prescription Required?
A written prescription must be provided to file on insurance.

Other information:

  • Needed to transfer patient from bed to chair or commode when more than two people are needed to assist.
  • Without lift patient would be confined to bed.

Lift Chairs

Prescription Required?
A written prescription must be provided prior to delivery.

Other Information:

  • Only the lifting mechanism is covered by insurance.
  • For Medicare beneficiaries:
    • There must never have been a wheelchair / scooter / electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare.
    • There must be a diagnosis for severe arthritis of the hip or knee or have a severe neuromuscular disease.
    • The doctor must attest to a patient’s ability to ambulate once standing.
    • The doctor must attest to the patient’s ability to stand from a regular arm chair or any chair in their home.