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HME Medical does not bill Medicare or other insurance companies directly; however, by the following these steps you may be able to receive up to 80% reimbursement on certain products (see qualifications below). Please note that these guidelines apply generally but do not constitute a guarantee of reimbursement approval. For exact eligibility information please contact Medicare or your insurance provider directly.
In cases of eligibility, to secure reimbursement you will need to submit a doctor’s prescription for the item ordered; proof of delivery, such as a packing slip or shipping receipt; and, in some cases (for Medicare reimbursements), Form 1490.
Eligible products for reimbursement
Medicare eligibility requirements vary from product to product. Therefore, please read the guidelines below to determine whether your specific product qualifies for Medicare reimbursement. For other insurance providers, please contact the company directly to ascertain their policy for each item.
Power Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters To qualify for a power wheelchairs and mobility scooters reimbursement, a patient must meet the following criteria:
To qualify for a lift chair reimbursement, a patient must meet the following criteria:
Note that, even in qualifying cases, Medicare covers only the seat-lift mechanism itself (typically up to $300, depending on the state). In addition, the patient’s attending physician for the condition under treatment must also be the prescribing physician for the chair lift.