Does Medicare Pay for Scooter Store Repairs?

Does Medicare Pay for Scooter Store Repairs?

Repairs on mobility scooters from the Scooter Store are covered by Medicare, explains the American Association for Healthcare. However, Medicare beneficiaries who use Scooter Store mobility scooters must use a Medicare-approved supplier for repairs, as the Scooter Store closed in 2013.

Even though the cost of scooter repairs is covered, some Medicare recipients have trouble finding approved businesses to perform the repairs, explains the American Association for Healthcare. Medicare-contracted suppliers are required to repair scooters they sell. However, the companies are not required to repair mobility scooters from other companies. If a Medicare beneficiary's local suppliers opt out of servicing Scooter Store-powered wheelchairs, the beneficiary may have to pay out-of-pocket to have the scooter fixed.