Leg Scooter Documentation Needs
The following qualification criteria need to be documented in the patients’ medical record notes to qualify for the prescribed equipment. Note: Justification notes are valid for six months.
The following need to be sufficiently documented to support the need for the prescribed equipment.
- Explain why the patient is non-weight bearing.
- Explain why the patient is unable to use crutches.
Note: Medicare and Medicaid do not cover leg scooters.
Approved detailed equipment descriptions for leg scooter
Leg scooter or Knee scooter
Patient notes/justification – Must be documented using your normal dictation process. Letter of medical necessity, notes wrote on letter head or prescriptions are not valid.
Prescription/order requirements – Must contain Patient’s name, date of the order and Start date, detailed equipment description (See above), signature of the ordering physician and a signature date.