Does Medicare Cover Bathroom Equipment?
Yes, Medicare covers the purchase or rental of bathroom equipment such as commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, etc. It also covers home modifications such as installing ramps, widening doorways, etc. This is defined as a Durable Medical Equipment item and is covered for individuals who meet the requirements.
Is my Medicare Advantage Plan able to help me obtain Bathroom equipment?
You should check with your insurance provider to find out their specific coverage.
What kind of providers are available?
There are many different providers available. You will need to choose one that is located in your area and has the equipment you need. Some providers are independent of a larger company, while others are part of a larger corporation.
How do I find a provider?
You can ask your doctor for a referral, or a local hospital or rehabilitation center. You can also ask your friends, neighbors, or relatives for a referral.
What can I expect on the first visit?
You can expect the provider to ask you questions about your medical problem, how it happened, and whether or not you have had this problem in the past. They will also need to do some tests, such as checking your range of motion and balance. They will also need to take some measurements to ensure the proper fit for the equipment.
What happens if the equipment does not fit?
If the equipment does not fit, the provider will try to make appropriate adjustments. If they are unable to do so, they will refer you to another provider who may be able to better assist you.
How long does it take to get an appointment?
You can usually get an appointment in a matter of days, but it could be as long as a week or two. If you are in a lot of pain, you should call right away.
How long do I have to wait for my equipment?
It usually takes about a week to get your equipment, but it can sometimes take as long as six weeks.
What can I do while I am waiting for my equipment?
You can try to live as normally as possible. You can try to use alternative methods to get around, such as using a wheelchair or crutches. You can also try to use a commode, if you are able.
What happens after my order has been placed?
You can expect to be called to find out when your equipment will be arriving. You can also expect to be called when it is delivered.
What will happen after I get my equipment?
You will have to go through several physical therapy sessions to ensure the proper use of your equipment. You will also need to be assessed to determine if you are compliant with home exercises, and if you have had any setbacks.
What are home exercises?
Home exercises are designed to make sure that your body is able to regain its strength, and to prevent any further medical problems. You will need to do these exercises as directed by your medical professional. You should follow them as closely as possible, unless you have a medical reason not to do so.
How often will I need to see my medical professional?
You should see your medical professional at least four times a year for follow-up. This will help to make sure you are complying with your home exercises, that your equipment is working properly, and to make any necessary adjustments.
Do I need to purchase something else?
You may need to purchase some items such as leg braces or a walker. You may also need to purchase a shower chair to help you with your bath. You may need a special mat to help you get into and out of bed.
What happens if I need a new piece of equipment?
You can either purchase the new equipment, or you can ask your equipment provider for a new one. If you purchase the equipment, you will need to get a receipt for reimbursement.
What should I do if I need to cancel an appointment?
You need to try to give at least twelve hours' notice. If it is an emergency, you can call as soon as possible.
What should I do if I do not get my appointment time?
If you have not been contacted within ten days of your appointment, you should call the office and find out if they need more information. You should also call if you do not get a call within twelve hours to let you know if your equipment is in or not.
What should I do if I need to return my equipment?
You should call the office as soon as possible to make another appointment.
What should I do if I have a complaint?
You can call the office and speak with the head nurse or the provider. You can also contact the state insurance department.
Can I purchase a wheelchair on my own?
If you have Medicare, you will need to have your doctor approve the purchase. If you do not have Medicare, you will need a prescription from your doctor.
How much does wheelchair cost?
Wheelchairs can cost as much as $3,000. You may be able to save some money by purchasing a used one.
There are many different kinds of wheelchairs. You will need to choose one that will be the best fit for your medical condition.
What is an electric wheelchair?
This is a wheelchair that has a motor. They are generally more expensive than standard wheelchairs.
What is an ordinary wheelchair?
This is a wheelchair that the user pushes. They are generally less expensive than an electric wheelchair.
What are some other types of wheelchairs?
There are many different kinds of wheelchairs. Some of them are designed for specific medical conditions. They are also designed for specific activities such as sports. Here are some of the most common types of wheelchairs:
A standard wheelchair is a basic wheelchair