Getting a Power Wheelchair with Your Private Insurance
Posted Dec 22 2009 11:56am
If you are looking into purchasing a power wheelchair for you or a loved one, contact Orbit Medical and one of our experienced insurance specialists will help you with every step of the process. If you have private insurance you will want to make sure you give the insurance specialist all of the necessary information because a good portion of the cost for your new power wheelchair may be covered through your private insurance.
Most private insurance companies follow similar guidelines as Medicare for getting approved for a power wheelchair as well as what kind of paperwork is involved. Some private insurance companies may be more or less generous than Medicare depending on their coverage.
One thing to keep in mind is that obtaining a power wheelchair through your private insurance company could take anywhere from three to six months. So if you have a condition or disease that will make walking and getting around progressively more difficult, you will want to get your mobility consultation before you fully need a power wheelchair. Don’t look at this as giving into your disease; instead view it as a way of keeping your mobility independence for as long as possible.