Impediments to mobility are caused by different factors ranging from age to illness to genetic conditions. When one is unable to perform necessary tasks like walking, they require an aid. Mobility products promote independent living and participation in community life. They reduce the reliance on human assistance.
By far, the most common question our respiratory specialists get asked on the phone is, "Does Medicare or insurance cover the cost of a Portable Oxygen Concentrator?" The answer is sometimes, "yes," but unfortunately, is often, “no”. As much as concentrators enhance the lives of our patients, they are largely regarded as luxury items. It’s strange to think of oxygen as a luxury but that’s the way insurance companies see it. Oxygen is covered under Medicare guidelines under certain conditions.
Few things in life give you a feeling of hopelessness more than finding a medication that can improve your quality of life, but it is too expensive to afford. COPD medications can be very expensive, but with a game plan, you can get the medications you need without breaking the bank. Let’s explore some ways to help you.
The #1 Question We Get Asked
The number one question we get asked from patients everywhere is, “Will insurance or Medicare pay for my portable oxygen concentrator?”
In a perfect world, every medical expense you incur would be covered by insurance or Medicare. We would absolutely love to get all of our patients the machine they want with $0 out of pocket. It would benefit everyone in the industry from patients to health care professionals to health care businesses.