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Power Operated Vehicle

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).