How much is a motorized wheelchair worth?

How much is a motorized wheelchair worth?

How much is a motorized wheelchair worth?

Typically, the cost of an electric wheelchair can range anywhere from around $1,000 to $15,000. This depends on the brand, quality, size, features, and requirements. However, the average electric wheelchair for the regular user can be expected to be priced at around $2000 to $3000.

Are motorized wheelchairs covered by Medicare?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers power-operated vehicles (scooters), walkers, and wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME). Medicare helps cover DME if: The doctor treating your condition submits a written order stating that you have a medical need for a wheelchair or scooter for use in your home.

What is the most expensive motorized wheelchair?

The most expensive power wheelchair that we carry (most reputable brands) would be the Boss 6 Series power wheelchair which starts at $7,150.00. This heavy duty power wheelchair can travel 20 miles and has a weight capacity of 600lbs.

What can I do with an old electric wheelchair?

Old push and electric wheelchairs that are in good, functioning condition can be donated to a Goodwill, The American Red Cross, or Salvation Army near you to help people with disabilities and improve their quality of life.

What is the difference between an electric wheelchair and a scooter?

Scooters have a larger turning radius than a power wheelchair, and therefore are more difficult to navigate inside the home or in tight spaces. Power wheelchairs are devices that can be customized to fit any disability and provide independent control for individuals with any useable movement.

How do you get approved for a power wheelchair?

A power wheelchair must be prescribed from the doctor directly. The physician will send over medical records and the prescription to an authorized DME provider within 45 days of the face-to-face exam. The provider will work with the doctor to determine the best wheelchair for your needs.

How often will Medicare pay for an electric wheelchair?

If your equipment is worn out, Medicare will only replace it if you have had the item in your possession for its whole lifetime. An item’s lifetime depends on the type of equipment but, in the context of getting a replacement, it is never less than five years from the date that you began using the equipment.

Do I need insurance for an electric wheelchair?

Do you need insurance for an electric wheelchair? No, it is not a legal requirement to insure an electric wheelchair. However, electric wheelchairs can be expensive and are typically relied upon heavily by their users, so insurance is highly recommended.