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Common questions related to Medicare:
I lost my Medicare card. How do I get a new one?
If you lose your card, contact your local Social Security office at 1-800-Medicare or visit the Medicare website to get a new one. Please protect your Medicare card just as you would a credit card. Your Medicare card in the wrong hands can be used to submit fraudulent claims.
I recently moved to another state. How do I update my address with Medicare?
To protect you and ensure your receipt of your benefits, please let your Social Security office know that your address has changed.
Although I am able to walk, I have a difficult time walking long distances. Would Medicare allow payment for a wheelchair or Power Operated Vehicle (POV)?
Medicare wheelchair and POV coverage guidelines indicate that in order to allow payment for a wheelchair, a person with Medicare must be bed or chair-confined without the use of a wheelchair. Furthermore in terms of POV all of the following criteria must be met:
- You require a wheelchair to maneuver in your home;
- You cannot operate a manual wheelchair;
- You can safely operate the controls of a POV;
- You can transfer safely to and from a POV and have adequate trunk stability to safely ride in a POV.
- You need a prescription from your physician prior to purchasing the POV, and the physician and supplier must complete a Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN).