Medicare and Private Insurance
Several of our products are covered by private insurance and/or Medicare when prescribed by a physician prior to purchase. The coverage amount varies with the particular insurance plan. In cases where an insurer requires or prefers that an "in-network" provider be used, call us before placing any order online.
For the U-Step 2 Walker, Medicare requires that the physician document a need for an advanced walker: "A heavy duty, multiple braking system, variable wheel resistance walker (E0147) is covered for patients who meet coverage criteria for a standard walker and who are unable to use a standard walker due to a severe neurologic disorder or other condition causing the restricted use of one hand."
The reimbursement amount varies from $300-$350 in most areas, with supplemental insurance adding another $70 or more to that amount. Medicare does not cover the laser light option.
A patient who has received prior Medicare reimbursement for a power scooter/chair/walker may not qualify for walker coverage afterward unless certain conditions are met.
Medicare approves advanced walkers for home use only. Therefore, patients in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or hospice are not eligible for reimbursement.
For the LaserCane, Medicare offers only the standard reimbursement amount for a regular cane, approximately $15. Some private insurance plans offer higher coverage levels, however.
Please call us at 1-877-390-9454 if you have questions about insurance and Medicare coverage.