Does Medicare Pay for Wheelchair Ramps?

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Medicare will not pay for a wheelchair ramp unless the patient has no other way of getting in and out of his or her home and if a primary care physician deems it necessary. Understand Medicare's policy in regards to reconstruction and wheelchair ramps with advice from a licensed insurance broker in this free video on Medicare.

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Hi, my name is Bill Hager. I'm a licensed Life, Health and Annuities agent in the state of Florida. The question comes up about a Medicare recipient. If Medicare will pay for a wheelchair ramp at a customers home? The answer is a little convoluted but basically. If Medicare is not going to be in the reconstruction basis of a customer's home for a wheelchair. If however that is the customers only entrance and exit and for safety reasons. If in an emergency. Emergency medical technicians or ambulance services have no other way of coming in and out of the customers home. If the customer has in fact purchased a Medicare Advantage plan. That will supplement some of the things that Medicare doesn't pay for then there may be an exception basis. It is rare it can be done. Particularly if filed upon an appeal and they have an attending physician. Primary care physician or specialist that attests to the fact that for the customers safety. That is the only entrance and exit for that customers home but in most cases Medicare is not in the reconstruction business for a customers home. For a wheelchair ramp. I hope that answers the question. Again if you have questions my name again is Bill Hager. I'm a licensed Life, Health and Annuities agent in the state of Florida. Thank you.


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