There are many types of mobility scooters. Whether you are choosing an electric mobility scooter for in-home use, for ease of portability or for strictly off-road usage, it is important to know what options are available. Let GCM’s evaluators help you make an informed decision.
We have carried Pride Mobility products for years and is our standard go-to offering. As one of the leaders in the mobility industry Pride keeps you going even when your body cannot.
You do have the option to upgrade whether it is for higher clearance, or add-ons like a basket or cup holder, however most add-ons and upgrades are not covered by insurance.
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Give us a call to schedule a free mobility scooter evaluation and try out different options. With many scooter models available and many accessories and options to choose from, we can help you select an electric mobility scooter that is perfect for your needs.
Power Operated Vehicles (POV) – also known as a Scooter is one of the best options for personal mobility outside of your home. Scooters are the only portable device that insurance will cover, although they will not cover it for only outdoor usage. Insurance will also not cover equipment that is made specifically for outdoor use.
My doctor wrote a prescription. Will I receive my equipment today?
Most people think once they have seen their practitioner and an order is written the powered mobility device will be ordered immediately. This is not the case. Paperwork must be completed and gathered from multiple sources then submitted for Prior Approval from your insurance provider.
Insurance covers equipment based off of medical necessity and all items that go through insurance must be on Medicare’s PDAC for it to be eligible. POVs are broken down by weight limit, 0-300, 300-450, 450+.
It is possible to upgrade your equipment above and beyond what Insurance will cover at your own expense, the upgrade fee ranging on the type of equipment you would like. It is important to note that the upgraded item must still be on the PDAC, and must fulfill all functions the standard item would.