Medicare Part B covers the U-Step walker for neurological conditions (including Parkinson's Disease) or other conditions which require a heavy duty walker with one-handed brake control and variable wheel resistance (HCPCS code E0147).
As with any covered medical equipment, Medicare Part B claims for the U-Step 2 are submitted by the store, not the patient. However, the U-Step 2 (E0147) now follows different distribution and reimbursement guidelines than those that apply to other walkers in urban areas.
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For most areas, In-Step Mobility Products can submit your Medicare claim for reimbursement up to $400. Simply fax or mail a copy of your Medicare ID and physician's prescription when you place an order with us.
Prior reimbursement for a power scooter or other mobility equipment may disqualify one for coverage.
Medicare Part B approves advanced walkers for home use only. Hospitals, facilities and home hospice agencies may be able to provide the U-step through other plans.
Other insurance companies and Medicare replacement plans offer coverage terms that may be similar to or different from Medicare's. Some plans specify which stores may provide equipment; others allow any store to provide equipment.
Medicare offers only the standard cane reimbursement amount for the LaserCane, approximately $15. Private insurance plans' coverage varies.