CityWheelchairs accepts Medicare as payment towards a select group of higher level rehab power chairs with power seating system and ultralight wheelchairs. Medicare also covers for knee and back braces.

CityWheelchairs now accepts Medi-Cal, San Francisco Healthplan, Contra Costa Healthplan, Healthplan of San Mateo, and Partnership Healthplan! These health plans usually cover for rehab power chair with power seating, standard power chairs, incontinence supplies, knee braces and back braces. You must qualify medically for these items. Contact us for more information.

Q: How much will Medicare cover for a rehab power chair?

A: Medicare will pay up to 80% towards the cost of your power chair if you qualify. If you have Medicare and a secondary (or supplemental) insurance your out of pocket expenses could be zero!! Please contact us for more details.

Q: How do I know I qualify?

A: Please fill out Medicare qualification form and return to Citywheelchairs or call and speak with an associate to discuss your situation. Once we have determined you qualify medically we will then schedule an in home wheelchair assessment.

Q: What diagnosis is Medicare looking for when they authorize for a rehab power chair with power seating?

A: There are many diagnoses that would qualify for a higher level rehab power chair. These usually include such diagnoses as Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, TBI Traumatic Brain Injury, Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Hemiplegia from CVA or stroke, and Cerebral Palsy to name a few. Additionally patient must have absent or impaired sensation of the area in contact with seating surface or inability to carry out a functional weight shift.

Q: What paperwork is involved?

A: The paperwork involved with qualifying for a higher level rehab power chair is complex. Citywheelchairs will handle all the necessary paperwork. Medicare requires a wheelchair assessment from your doctor, one from an independent OT, and one from an Assistive Technology Professional employed at CityWheelchairs. The good news is that we will arrange and coordinate all these assessments and make sure complex paperwork is completed properly.

Q: Will Medicare cover for a manual wheelchair?

A: Depending upon your medical condition Medicare will cover for an ultralight manual wheelchair. Please fill out the Medicare questionnaire and Citywheelchairs will complete the paperwork.

It's that simple.

Medicare Qualification Form (PDF format)