Medicare Billing at Hawley’s Healthcare
Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance:
Understanding coverage and eligibility for durable medical equipment is historically complex and confusing. In the last few years Medicare (federal program predominantly used for those 62+ in age), Medicaid state programs, and private insurance (such as Aetna, Cigna, etc…) have all significantly lowered their reimbursement amounts and increased the documentation requirements for most categories of durable medical equipment, including lift chairs, scooters, and Group 2 power wheelchairs. This means that in over 95% of cases, mobility scooters, lift chairs and Group 2 power wheelchairs are not covered.
Because less than 5% of lift chairs, scooters, and power wheelchairs are covered through Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance, we found that filing claims resulted in unnecessary delays for our customers, with little chance of coverage. Therefore, Hawley’s Healthcare does not file claims with Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
In cases where the items are eligible for coverage, you still have to jump through hoops in submitting information, get a pre-authorization, and wait 6 or more weeks for your equipment. In most of those cases, you are not able to select your own product but are limited to what your local equipment dealer chooses to stock.
At Hawley’s Healthcare, you pick the equipment you want, there is no prescription required, and there is no waiting for paperwork from a physician or for a prior authorization from Medicare. We recommend talking to a Hawley’s Healthcare Consultant to find a product that meets your budget, and to discuss our attractive financing option.
We accept all major credit and debit cards. For your convenience, we are proud to offer an affordable financing option to assist you with the purchase of large ticket items. Click here to learn more about our financing option.