A standard walker and related accessories such as; adjustable, fixed height, folding, or wheeled may be covered if all of the following criteria are met (1-3).
A mobility limitation is one that:
PLEASE NOTE: The use of a cane must be ruled out. The documentation must state with justification why a cane will not meet their needs.
A heavy duty walker is covered for beneficiaries who meet coverage criteria for a standard walker and who weigh more than 300 pounds.
A heavy duty, multiple braking system, variable wheel resistance walker is covered for beneficiaries who meet coverage criteria for a standard walker and who are unable to use a standard walker due to a severe neurologic disorder or other condition causing the restricted use of one hand.
PLEASE NOTE: Obesity, by itself, is not a sufficient reason for the need of a heavy duty, multiple braking system, variable wheel resistance walker.
ROLLATOR - The medical necessity for a walker with an enclosed frame has not been established. Therefore, if an enclosed frame walker is provided, it will be denied as not reasonable and necessary.
A walker with trunk support is covered for beneficiaries who meet coverage criteria for a standard walker and who have documentation in the medical record justifying the medical necessity for the special features.
PLEASE NOTE: Leg extensions are covered only for beneficiaries at least 6 feet tall.
Required Documentation for Medicare
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Russell Medical, Inc.
4410 Dillon Lane, Suite 17
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Phone: (361) 808-7382
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