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If you have recently been released by CHOMP, or Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, you may be wondering what equipment Medicare will pay for.  It really comes down to what is essential versus what is a convenience.  For instance, Medicare will pay for a motorized scooter if that’s the only way that you can get around your house, but they won’t pay if it’s mostly for longer outdoor excursions.  Check with your Medicare Advantage plan.  Some have benefits like home improvements such as wheelchair ramps.  To find out for sure, call the Medicare hotline at 1-800-633-4227 or go to www.medicare.gov.

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