Power Mobility Devices Compliance with Documentation & Coverage Requirements
In order for Medicare to cover a power mobility device (PMD), the supplier must receive the written prescription within 45 days of a face-to-face examination by the treating physician, or discharge from a hospital or nursing home, and before the PMD is delivered. The date of service on the claim must be the date the PMD device is furnished to the patient. A PMD cannot be delivered based on a verbal order. If the supplier delivers the item prior to receipt of a written prescription, the PMD will be denied as noncovered. For more details, please refer to the Medicare Learning Network® fact sheet on this topic titled, " (PDF)Power Mobility Devices (PMDs): Complying with Documentation & Coverage Requirements (PDF)" (PDF).