Does Medicare Pay For Shower Chairs?

Does Medicare Pay For Shower Chairs?

Yes, Medicare will pay for a shower chair if it is determined that it is medically necessary.

Does Medicare cover shower chairs?

Medicare will pay for some shower chairs, but not all of them. Some of the shower chairs that Medicare will cover are:

Shower chairs with hand grips

Shower chairs with arm rests

Shower chairs with a seat for handicapped people

Shower chairs with leg rests

Shower chairs with a back support for handicapped people

Shower chairs with a seat that swivels

For Medicare to cover a shower chair for you, it must be determined that you have a medical need for the chair. To determine if you have a medical need for a shower chair, your doctor will need to fill out and sign a doctor's statement. Medicare will not pay for a shower chair if you do not have a medical need for it.

Medicare will not pay for a shower chair if you have:

A temporary need for a shower chair

A need for a shower chair for a short period of time

A need for a shower chair only at certain times

For example, let's say that you have a medical need for a shower chair. Your doctor will fill out and sign a doctor's statement, and Medicare will cover a shower chair for you. Let's say that you get better and no longer need a shower chair. You no longer need one because you are walking better. Medicare will no longer cover the shower chair.

Medicare will not pay for a shower chair if it is determined that you do not have a medical need for one.

Medicare will not pay for a shower chair if you are able to sit down in the shower without a shower chair.

For example, let's say that you have a medical need for a shower chair with a seat. Your doctor will fill out and sign a doctor's statement. Medicare will cover a shower chair with a seat for you to use. Let's say that you are using the shower chair with a seat. You are able to sit down without using a chair. You are able to sit down without the aid of a shower chair because you are feeling better. Medicare will no longer cover the shower chair with a seat for you.

Some States Pay for Shower Chairs

Some states will pay for shower chairs. If you live in a state that pays for a shower chair, Medicare will follow the state's lead. Medicare will not pay for a shower chair in these states.

Medicaid is the program that provides health care for disabled people and low income people in most states. The states that pay for shower chairs all use Medicaid to pay for them. The states that pay for shower chairs all use Medicaid to pay for them.

Medicaid will pay for some shower chairs and not for others. The shower chairs that Medicaid will pay for are:

Shower chairs that have leg rests

Shower chairs that have a seat

Shower chairs that have a back support

Medicaid does not pay for shower chairs that:

Have arm rests

Have hand grips

Have a seat that swivels

Shower chairs that are not covered by Medicaid are:

Shower chairs that are not covered by Medicaid are: Shower chairs that have arm rests

Shower chairs that have hand grips

Shower chairs that have a seat that swivels

Medicaid will not pay for shower chairs that have arm rests, hand grips, or seats that swivel.

Medicaid will not pay for shower chairs that have leg rests.

Some states will pay for shower chairs that have arm rests, hand grips, seats that swivel, and leg rests.

Medicaid will not pay for shower chairs that have arm rests, hand grips, seats that swivel, and leg rests in those states.

What States Pay for Shower Chairs?

The following states pay for shower chairs:

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Medicare will not pay for the same items that Medicaid pays for in the above states.

Medicare will not pay for a shower chair that has arm rests, hand grips, or seats that swivel in the above states. Medicare will not pay for a chair that has leg rests in the above states.

Medicaid will pay for the following shower chairs in the above states:

Shower chairs with a seat

Shower chairs with a back support

Medicaid will not pay for shower chairs that have arm rests, hand grips, or seats that swivel in the above states.

Medicare will not pay for shower chairs that have arms, hand grips, or seats that swivel in the above states.

Medicaid will pay for some shower chairs that Medicare will not pay for in the above states.

How to Get a Shower Chair Paid For by Medicare or Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid will pay for a shower chair if your doctor has determined that you have a medical need for one.

Your doctor must fill out a doctor's statement and submit it to Medicare or Medicaid for them to pay for your shower chair. Medicare will not pay for a shower chair if your doctor does not fill out and submit a doctor's statement to them.

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