Medicare Reimbursement / Payment Criteria for Scooters

Medicare will cover a scooter when all of the following criteria are met:

  • The patient's condition is such that without the use of a wheelchair the patient would not be able to move around in their residence; and
  • The patient is unable to operate a manual wheelchair; and
  • The patient is capable of safely operating the controls for the scooter;
  • The patient can transfer safely in and out of the scooter and has adequate trunk stability to be able to safely ride in the scooter; and
  • It is ordered by a physician who is one of the following specialties: Physical Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, or Rheumatology.

Medicare will deny a scooter as not medically necessary when it is needed only for use outside the home. A scooter that is beneficial primarily in allowing the patient to perform leisure or recreational activities will be denied as not medically necessary.

To offer you the best quality scooters and other mobility aids at an affordable price we do not bill Medicare. However, you can download a Medicare reimbursement form

Your completed Medicare Reimbursement form can be sent to the following address:

Medicare
P.O. Box 6704
Fargo, ND 58108-6704

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