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How to Get A Walker Or Rollator Through Medicare

If you are on Medicare, you may be eligible to have all or part of a walker or rollator paid for. Medicare pays for a walker if you meet their medical need requirements and you obtain a written prescription from your doctor. The medical needs include such things as, being unstable on your feet, inability to bear weight, balance problems, distance walking and other issues. A walker or rollator is a piece of medical equipment that helps to stabilize walking, prevent falls and can also transport objects such as a portable oxygen tank. They are used indoors, outdoors and fold easily for travel. There are many kinds and styles available to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Get a Prescription from Your Doctor

Visit your doctor and have him access your mobility needs. Describe to your doctor how you will be using a walker. Mention if you plan to use it outdoors, the size of your living space and if you want to have one with a seat. Discuss with your doctor or therapist which type of walker would be best for you. Ask your doctor to write you a prescription for a walker or rollator. You will need to get a prescription before you make your selection.

Check Your Supplemental Insurance

If you have, a Medicare Plus Plan or a supplemental insurance call your insurance company and ask what the policy and procedure is for you to obtain a walker or rollator. The amount that you pay for your walker depends on the plan that you have. You may pay 20% of the walker cost after your Medicare deductible. Some Medicare Plus plans may pay all the costs.

Submit Your Prescription to a Medicare Supplier

Find a medical supplier in your area or online that supplies walkers and rollators and will accept Medicare Insurance. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan you will need to follow their procedures for submitting a claim to Medicare. Before visiting a local store call first and ask what their policies are.

Replace Old Walkers Rollators

Wheels, brakes and handles can wear over time on a walker or rollator. If you have had, your walker for at least five years Medicare will help you get it replaced. At your next doctor’s appointment ask your doctor to write a prescription to replace your old walker.

There are many styles and types of walkers and rollators to choose. Some have four legs, three legs, wheels, no wheels, seats to sit on and even transport chair rollators, which is a combination wheelchair/rollator. With so many choices available, you will be sure to find one that fits your needs.


Street Talk

This is good to know. I have relatives who may be able to take advantage of this.

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  about 2 years ago

lots of people don't realise they can get these through medicare. Great article. thank you.

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  about 2 years ago

great article, I had no idea Medicare paid for the cost of these.

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  about 2 years ago

Most people don't realize that Medicare will cover most of the costs.

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  about 2 years ago
edster  

Like the article, Definitely a great piece of equipment to have when our time comes.

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  about 2 years ago

When you grow older a rollator becomes your set of wheels. They become an extension of your self.

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  about 2 years ago

My grandmother uses one around the house a little, she's 80 years old, but she's always told us she's a tough woman. She gets by without needing one for the most part even though her sight isn't too good.

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  about 2 years ago
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