BayCare HomeCare provides specialty mobility devices such as custom manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and power operative vehicles (also known as POV’s or mobility scooters). These items are typically a benefit included in most major insurance plans.
A power wheelchair is covered when all the following criteria are met:
Your condition is such that without the use of a wheelchair you would otherwise be bed or chair confined.
Your condition is such that a wheelchair is medically necessary, and you are unable to operate a wheelchair manually.
You are capable of safely operating the controls for the power wheelchair.
A patient who requires a power wheelchair usually is completely non-ambulatory and has severe weakness of the upper extremities due to a neurologic or muscular disease or condition.
For patients seeking equipment qualification information for Powerchairs, Scooters, and Custom Wheelchairs, please contact the BayCare HomeCare Rehab Department at (800)-940-5151 and select option 3.