Yes, Medicare does cover walkers and other similar durable medical equipment (DME,) which is covered under Medicare Part B. You'll need to meet certain requirements, however.
Learn more about Medicare coverage for walkers and other mobility devices, as well as some of the costs you may expect to pay.
In order for Medicare to cover your walker, three requirements must be met:
Depending on the circumstances, you may be required to rent or buy the walker.
Even though Medicare provides coverage for walkers, you may still be responsible for some out-of-pocket costs.
If you have already met your Part B deductible, you will typically be responsible for 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for the cost of the walker.
Medicare will cover rollators as long as they're considered medically necessary, they're prescribed by a doctor and the doctor and supplier both accept Medicare assignment.
A rollator is similar to a walker, but also includes a seat that allows the user to sit and rest. Similar to wheelchairs or walkers, they are deemed Durable Medical Equipment.
Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C) provide the same coverage for walkers as Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B). Many Medicare Advantage plans may also offer additional benefits, such as prescription drug coverage and vision and dental benefits.
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