Who can use a Scooter:
Scooters require the user to be capable of sitting up straight in the seat and able to steer the scooter with the tiller mounted handlebars. Throttle and breaking are performed by operating a thumb controls, with either hand, located on the handlebars. Scooters are available in Bariatric, heavy-duty, mid-size, and portable versions. Portable scooters are increasingly popular now that technology has mastered the assembly and disassembly process.
Lightweight Portable Scooter
Lightweight portable mobility scooters with driving range of 8-10 miles per charge and cruising speeds up to 4mph. Dependable daily drivers with state-of-the-art electronics and powerful batteries.
These portables disassemble for easy transport. Swivel seats are easily removed, batteries lifts out with a handle, the rear drive is disconnected from the main chassis and the front steering tiller folds down flat.
Pride Go-Go Traveler products provide reliable worry-free operation
Go-Go Travel Scooters are engineered for high quality and long-lasting durability. Every Go-Go is subjected to extensive factory testing to ensure outstanding reliability. And the Go-Go is designed for easy, intuitive operation. Just touch the throttle and you’re on your way. With a variety of Go-Go models to choose from, you can pick onr that suits your lifestyle and personality.
These economical Go-Go Scooters provide years of satisfaction. Available in 3 or 4 wheel models with rate capacities of 260-lbs, 275-lbs, 300-lbs and 325-lbs. The Go-Go has a cruising speed of 4.25 MPH and 10-12 mile battery range.
Go-Go Travel Scooters are designed to be an eye-catching extension of your personality and style. With interchangeable colored panels, you can even change your style quickly and easily.
Completely portable, the Go-Go breaks down quickly into 5 easy to handle pieces. The heaviest piece is only about 22-lbs. This makes it easy to take your Go-Go with you in the road and storage is a snap.
- Feather-touch disassembly permits simple frame separation with only one hand.
- Auto-connecting front to rear cable.
- Includes 3 sets of easily changeable colored panels in 3 exciting colors – Red, Blue and Silver.
- Front frame-mounted seat post offers maximum stability.
- All-new frame design easily disassembles into 5 super lightweight pieces for convenient transport and storage.
- Microprocessor-based controller offers optimal power management and added safety features.
- Standard front tiller-mounted basket included.
- Convenient off-board dual voltage charger can charge battery pack on-board or off-board.
Medicare Power Wheelchairs & Scooters
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How to get a Power Wheelchair or Scooter through Medicare:
You will not know if you will qualify for any reimbursement from Medicare until you have completed and followed all the steps required by Medicare and it is approved by the Company Providing the Scooter, which is responsible to submit the paperwork for the payment. If the provider feels that the Medicare LCD”S have not been met in writing, they will not be required to provide a scooter to the client. A Face to Face Appointment as well as a Therapist Evaluation is also required before this piece of equipment is dispensed.
When is a Power Chair or Scooter Covered by Medicare:
A power wheelchair is covered when all of the following criteria are met:
- The patient’s condition is such that a wheelchair is required for the patient to complete their daily activities.
- The patient is unable to operate a manual wheelchair.
- The patient is capable of safely operating the controls for the Power Chair.
- The patient can transfer safely in and out of the Chair and has adequate trunk stability to be able to safely ride in the Powered Wheelchair.
Medicare Claim Determination Progression for Power Operated device:
- Manual Wheelchair – Prove that a Manual type wheelchair is out of the question. The patient must be in such physical condition that they cannot use a manual wheelchair. This means weak or unusable arms or shoulders, heart conditions, or whatever reason. This will need to be documented by patient’s physician.
- Scooter (POV) – Some patients will be such condition that a Scooter is all that is needed for mobility. Scooters are referred to as POV. Scooters are less expensive than a Power Chair so this is the next logical step for satisfying a patients mobility needs. The Scooters do require use of the upper extremities. Patient must be capable or steering the scooter with handlebars. Many patients fall into this category and are approved for the scooter only and not a power chair. Medicare requires copy of physician’s progress notes.
- Power Wheelchair (POW) – If the patient makes it this far in the Medicare Claim Determination Process we know they must be in such physical condition they are physically incapable of operating a Manual Wheelchair or Power Scooter. Likewise, patient is capable of safely operating the (POW) Power Wheelchair. The patient can transfer safely in and out of the Chair and has adequate trunk stability to be able to safely ride in the Powered Wheelchair. Medicare requires copy of physician’s progress notes.
Types of Power Chairs & Scooters covered by Medicare:
Medicare covers a basic power wheelchair or scooter. We offer many chairs for you to choose from. Power Wheelchairs manufactured by Pride Mobility (Jazzy Wheelchairs), Invacare (Pronto series), Quickie, Guardian, Merits, Golden Technologies and Drive Medical.
Choose what works best for you:
Medicare covers Mid-wheel drive Power-Base, Standard rear-wheel drive frames or Folding Power Wheelchairs. Choose a chair that is easy to maneuver and comfortable for you. You may find that a Power Scooter works best for you.
We deliver and set it up for you in your home:
We deliver the chair, set it up, and provide in-home training for operation and care of your new power wheelchair or scooter.