Are Rollators Covered by Medicare?
Mobility aids may be needed by a person at any age due to medical diagnosis, an injury challenging the ability to walk, or a condition that may require support to move independently. Many of these same folks are Medicare recipients that may need the extra support of a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, a walker, or a rollator. Based upon the unique circumstances surrounding ones needed support for maintaining confident movements, these types of equipment may be used in various situations. Medicare may offer coverage for these types of mobility products when ordered by a Medicare-approved physician who deems the device medically necessary for a patient’s mobility support.
In many cases, Medicare insurance does provide coverage for those patients in need of a rollator. Falling under the category of durable medical equipment (DME), rollators are included through Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Part B helps cover services and supplies that are medically necessary in an outpatient setting. Therefore, if deemed necessary by a Medicare-approved medical professional, a rollator may be paid for under Medicare coverage (either partially or completely). Many wonder what is considered “necessary” to qualify? Under the guidance of a medical professional, the recommendations of these types of mobility supplies may be related to the diagnosis or treatment of an illness, injury, medical condition, or a disease (and/or its symptoms as a means of treatment). Once deemed “necessary”, a prescription would be issued for a rollator, and this would then potentially allow for partial or complete coverage through a primary or supplemental insurance plan.
Medicare is an insurance plan that is offered through the federal government that offers health insurance for those ages 65 or older, those suffering from certain medical disabilities, or people with end stage renal disease. There are 4 parts to this plan including hospital insurance, medical insurance, private run option (Advantage), and prescription drug coverage.
Typically, when a Medicare-approved physician writes a prescription for durable medical equipment (DME), the recipient would take this script to a local DME store. The store, if they offer TOPRO products, would then utilize this script to process and bill through Medicare. If purchasing a rollator directly from TOPRO USA website, transactions are credit card only through the online store and will not be submitted through Medicare.
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With an industry leading 7-year warranty, modern stylish design, and durability you can rely upon, TOPRO rollators accommodates your desired mobility needs. Whether it is primarily for indoor use, mixed use or outdoor terrain, our rollators are designed with you in mind and strive to keep you living an active, independent lifestyle.
Whether out-of-pocket pay or submission for coverage with an insurance plan, the primary goal of obtaining a mobility device such as a rollator is to support a user’s independence by providing mobility support for daily tasks. Despite any walking difficulties or pre-existing illnesses, it is important to keep the body moving for optimal health, and the daily ability to walk around promotes good health and posture.
It is important that you address any mobility concerns with a medical professional. The above information is intended to offer support and resource information but does not replace the direction of a medical professional, healthcare provider, therapist, nurse, aide, or any professional training.