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Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover mobility scooters or wheelchairs?

 

November 15, 2021



Dear Savvy Senior,

I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have a difficult time getting around anymore. What do I need to do to get a Medicare-covered electric-powered scooter or wheelchair?

Need a Ride

Dear Need,

If you’re enrolled in original Medicare, getting an electric-powered mobility scooter or wheelchair that’s covered by Medicare starts with a visit to your doctor’s office.

If...



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