Since original Medicare doesn’t consider walk-in bathtubs as durable medical equipment, original Medicare will not pay for the cost of a walk-in tub nor will they contribute to the cost of installation. However, if a patient is a Medicare Advantage policyholder, it may be a different story.
In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the expansion of health-related supplemental benefits through Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Since the term “health related supplemental benefits” was not specifically defined, it is left to interpretation. However, items or services bought should be utilized to:
- Prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease or injury
- Make up for physical injuries/weaknesses
- Better the functional and/or psychological effect of physical/health issues
- Assist in reducing the need for emergency care
Professional Home Improvement Services
As professional home improvement contractors, we at Mobility Construction understand how difficult it can be to pay for costly renovations. This is why we do our best to provide affordable General Construction services to our clients, to help meet their needs.
We’ve done hundreds of home modification projects, such as lowering kitchen counters, replacing cabinets, raising toilet seats, and Wheelchair Ramp Installations in Freehold, New Jersey.