Whatever inconvenience some Florida seniors are experiencing getting Medicare to pay for scooters, power chairs and motorized wheelchairs is justified because of the millions that taxpayers should save under a new anti-fraud program.
The demonstration project that began Sept. 1 requires Medicare to pre-approve power mobility devices for seniors in Florida, New York, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, California and North Carolina before seniors can receive them. In other states, Medicare reviews claims for these devices only after delivery.
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