Does Medicare Cover A Rollator?
Medicare Part B gives you coverage for a rolling walker (a common name for a rolling walker is a rollator). This is because Medicare Part B covers mobility devices.
What is a rollator and what does it do?
A rollator is a rolling walker with padded armrests and a basket. It is designed to allow you to rely on one piece of equipment for both stability and support.
How much does a rollator cost?
The average price of a rolling walker is $200 to $400.
Can I get a rollator from Medicare?
Yes, Medicare Part B will cover a rollator.
Does Medicare cover equipment for people with disabilities?
Medicare Part B covers medically necessary equipment and supplies.
Medicare Part B covers the following types of equipment:
Mobility devices including canes, crutches, walkers, scooters and wheelchairs
Hearing aid supplies, batteries and repairs
How does Medicare Part B cover mobility devices?
Medicare Part B will cover a mobility device as long as it is medically necessary and prescribed by a doctor. Once a doctor prescribes a mobility device, Medicare will cover 80 percent.
What are some of the medical conditions that could qualify a person for Medicare to pay for a mobility device?
Some examples include:
Spinal cord injuries
Do I have to pay for the mobility device?
No. Medicare Part B pays 80 percent of the cost of mobility devices. You, as the beneficiary, pay the remaining 20 percent.
What should you do if Medicare does not cover a mobility device?
It is up to the insurance company to approve or refuse medical supplies and equipment. If Medicare does not cover a mobility device, you can always try to get it covered under your insurance plan.
Do you have to buy a mobility device from a Medicare-approved supplier?
No. You can buy your mobility device from any supplier. Because Medicare Part B covers 80 percent of the cost of a mobility device, it is usually cheaper to buy your mobility device from a Medicare-approved supplier.
Do I need to do anything once I have my mobility device?
Yes. Medicare will mail you a letter about coverage for your mobility device. You must fill out Medicare's paperwork and return it to them. You may be required to return the mobility device to the supplier from whom you purchased it.
What if I don't return the device?
Medicare may deny payment for the mobility device.
What if the supplier has not delivered my mobility device?
Medicare will not pay for it until it has been delivered.
What if I can't walk but Medicare has not approved my mobility device?
If you can't walk, Medicare will pay for a wheelchair. Once you are approved for a mobility device, you may exchange your wheelchair for a mobility device.
Is there a limit to how many mobility devices Medicare will cover?
There is no limit on the number of mobility devices Medicare will cover.
What happens if Medicare does not cover the mobility device?
In this case, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company. However, you may have to pay for the mobility device out of your own pocket.
Can Medicare pay for a rollator?
Yes. Medicare will pay for a rollator as long as you are approved for a mobility device.
What if I don't want a rollator?
Medicare will pay for a mobility device, including a walker and a wheelchair. Medicare will not pay for a mobility device and a rollator. You have to choose one or the other.
What if I want both a mobility device and a rollator?
You can get both. Medicare will pay for 80 percent of the cost of both.
If you decide to get a rollator, you may want to read about other mobility devices. A walker is another common mobility device.
How do you get a rollator from Medicare?
Medicare Part B covers a rollator. To get a rollator from Medicare, you must:
Go to your doctor and get a prescription for a rollator
Fill out Medicare's paperwork
Return Medicare's paperwork to your doctor
Return the rollator to the supplier from which you purchased it
What if I can't return the rollator?
If you can't return the rollator to the supplier, Medicare will deny payment for the rollator.
What is the cost of a rollator?
The average price of a rollator is $200 to $400. However, the price can vary.
What is the average cost of a Medicare rollator?
The average price of a Medicare-approved rollator is $200 to $400. Of course, this price will vary from supplier to supplier.
What should you do if Medicare does not pay for your rollator?
If Medicare does not pay for your rollator, you may want to try to get it covered under your insurance plan.
How much does Medicare pay for a rollator?
Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost of a rollator.
What is the average cost of a Medicare walker?
The average cost of a Medicare-approved walker is $150 to $200. Of course, the price of a Medicare-approved walker will vary from supplier to supplier.
What is the average cost of a Medicare wheelchair?
The average cost of a Medicare-approved wheelchair is $750 to $1,000. Of course, the price of a Medicare-approved wheelchair will vary from supplier