As of 7/1/2013 Medicare instituted a competitive bid program on these items, and strictly limits what providers can and cannot provide these to Medicare Patients. Unfortunately we did not win a bid, and no longer bill Medicare for walkers. To find a provider in your area Click Here and follow the instructions
Since the amount that Medicare will pay was significantly reduced, we would advice that you ask the provider to let you know the type of walker you will be receiving, along with brand name and model number. It is important that the walker still meets your needs.
Click here to see a list of safe high quality walkers we can provide you on a cash basis. We also invite you to our large showroom where you can test the products
*not all walkers shown are stocked in the store
Q: What is needed for Medicare coverage?
A: 1. A prescription from your doctor with a qualifying diagnosis.*
2. Something from your medical record (chart notes) starting the need for the equipment.
3. That need needs to show that the patient has a significant mobility limitation that limits the individual's ability to perform normal activities of daily living (ADL's). These are activities like feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, ect. The medical record must also state that the medical professional believes that that the walker will meet their mobility needs.
4. If one with wheels and a seat is ordered, the reason why they need the wheels must be included . The notes should also indicate why cane/crutches and a pick up walker would not work needs to be stated.