Budget Medical Supply does not bill Medicare or other insurance companies directly; however, by the following these steps you may be able to receive up to 80% reimbursement on certain products (see qualifications below). Please note that these guidelines apply generally but do not constitute a guarantee of reimbursement approval. For exact eligibility information please contact Medicare or your insurance provider directly.


In cases of eligibility, to secure reimbursement you will need to submit a doctor’s prescription for the item ordered; proof of delivery, such as a packing slip or shipping receipt; and, in some cases (for Medicare reimbursements),

Click here to download and print Form 1490

Eligible products for reimbursement
Medicare eligibility requirements vary from product to product. Therefore, please read the guidelines below to determine whether your specific product qualifies for Medicare reimbursement. For other insurance providers, please contact the company directly to ascertain their policy for each item.


Power Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
To qualify for a power wheelchairs and mobility scooters reimbursement, a patient must meet the following criteria:

Lift Chairs
To qualify for a lift chair reimbursement, a patient must meet the following criteria:

Note that, even in qualifying cases, Medicare covers only the seat-lift mechanism itself (typically up to $300, depending on the state). In addition, the patient’s attending physician for the condition under treatment must also be the prescribing physician for the chair lift.


Bathroom Safety Aids
Unfortunately, Medicare will not reimburse for most bathroom safety aids. However, patients that are unable to access their bathroom may qualify for items such as a bedside commode as well as patients with a qualifying diagnosis may be eligible for a bathroom safety shower.

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