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Mobility Services

Anyone who's ever had any sort of injury that impairs their ability to maneuver themselves knows that the sense of independence an ambulatory person feels is quickly diminished with the prospect of staying home all day, only moving with the assistance of a family member or caregiver.

That's why we at AirCare Home Medical are dedicated to educating and providing patients with ambulatory-afflicting illnesses the finest products available. AirCare Home Medical firmly believes in each patient's right to their mobility and independence, so when an unfortunate accident occurs, no person is stripped of their mobility. We make certain that patients are informed of their options, as most insurance companies will cover the cost for mobility equipment for medically qualified patients.

The sense of freedom lost to illness or aging can often be depressing, causing the person to believe he or she is a prisoner in their own home. For many already gratified customers, AirCare Home Medical provided the opportunity of freedom that was seemingly lost to the will of life. Let AirCare liberate you by calling (800) 981-7100.

1. Will my insurance cover a powerchair? 

Most insurance companies will cover a powerchair as long as your doctor medically qualifies you. 


2. Will an HMO cover a powerchair?

No, HMO insurance will not cover a powerchair. 



3. What are some of the qualifying diagnosis needed to get a powerchair?

Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, OsteoArthritis, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Cerebral Pulsy, Renal Failure, Generalized Weakness, COPD, CHF, Restrictive Lung Disease, Vertigo & Dizziness, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ataxia, Amputation of legs, CVA, Hemiplegia, Spinal Stenosis.


4. How often will Medicare authorize me to obtain a new powerchair?

Medicare will provide a new powerchair every 5 years if the chair is damaged beyond repair, or if it is no longer being manufactured, or if your condition has changed and your current chair no longer meets your needs.

 

5. Will Medicare pay for a lift chair?

Medicare may pay up to $300.00 for the lift mechanism, however that compensation is not guaranteed.


6. How much will Medicare pay for the powerchair?

Medicare will pay for 80% as long as you are medically qualified by your doctor.


7. Will my secondary insurance pay for the balance that Medicare does not cover? 

Most policies pay the 20% balance not covered by Medicare, but if your policy states that your insurance company pays a portion of the 20%, then you will have a small co-pay responsibility. 


8. Will Medicare cover a Scooter?

Medicare MAY cover the purchase of a scooter at 80% of an amount up to $1292.77. Any costs above the Medicare allowable are the responsibility of the patient.


9. Why does Medicare cover a powerchair?

Medicare covers a powerchair because it is considered a medical necessity as the patient is unable to use a manual wheelchair due to their condition. Another reason a powerchair is covered is because it will provide the patient with more independence within their home so that they can complete their activities of everyday living.


10. Will Medi-Cal cover a powerchair or scooter?

As long as your doctor medically qualifies you, Medi-Cal MAY cover up to $1538.07 for a scooter. Medi-Cal MAY cover up to the total cost of a powerchair. All claims are subject to review by Medi-Cal.