Mobility Ramp Insurance Questions

Installing a wheelchair ramp is a simple and effective way to start living a life you love again. If you're ready to invest in your freedom, you need a payment plan that fits your budget. We'll explore insurance benefits and other financing options so you can make an informed decision.

Does Insurance Cover Wheelchair Ramps?

Insurance may be able to cover your wheelchair ramp's cost depending on your company and plan. Two common funding sources are Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare Handicap Ramp Coverage

Under the original Medicare, ramps are categorized as durable medical equipment (DME). However, even if a licensed physician deems them medically necessary, Medicare rarely covers the expenses. This reasoning stems from the fact that ramps do not treat a condition directly. Although its policies are strict, Medicare might reimburse your ramp if you meet certain requirements. Some Medicare Advantage (MA) plans — which vary by state — can cover your ramp's cost if it's confirmed as essential for reducing emergency care needs, compensating for functional limitations or preventing injury. You must also demonstrate the ability to maintain or improve your current health.

Medicaid Coverage for Wheelchair Ramps

Medicaid can also cover your ramp. Benefits vary by program:
  • Regular Medicaid: Like Medicare, wheelchair ramps are only covered when medically necessary. Because ramps aren't usually considered essential, this coverage route often requires winning a court case.
  • Home and Community-Based Services Waivers: Many states offer Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers that pay for your ramp, which is considered a beneficial environmental adaptation or home modification.

How Else Can I Pay for a Wheelchair Ramp?

You deserve to live your best life. If you prefer or need an alternative funding option, National Ramp has you covered. We've compiled a list of financing sources by state so you can choose one that's right for you. You'll find many state-based and non-profit assistance programs that will help you regain your freedom at an affordable price. We also offer ramp rentals that let you pay by the month. If you need a temporary mobility solution, renting a ramp will improve your quality of life while saving you money.

How Much Does a Handicap Ramp Cost?

Whether you plan to use insurance or another funding source, having an accurate estimate is crucial. Your ramp's price depends on numerous factors, including:
  • Ramp length.
  • The number of ramps you want to install.
  • Your chosen style and construction material.
  • Customization choices.
National Ramp makes it easy to estimate your wheelchair ramp's cost — use our online calculator and receive a free quote in three easy steps. We'll help you maximize your budget and develop the most practical financing plan.

Get Affordable Wheelchair Ramps at National Ramp

Your investment will pay for itself in no time with enhanced mobility, safety and comfort. At National Ramp, we provide you with multiple customization and financing options for a personalized, cost-effective mobility solution. Our ramps come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, professional installation services and instant freedom and independence. Contact us online or call us at 877-748-5588 to explore your funding choices and live the life you want now!