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Will my health insurance cover the cost of assistive devices if I have MS?

Coverage for assistive devices varies depending on your insurance coverage. Your therapist or physician will first need to verify that there is a medical need for the item. Mobility devices (walkers, canes, wheelchairs, and some scooters), hospital beds, and bedside commodes are often covered with a physician's prescription but may require a co-payment. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the equipment you need, there are organizations that may provide the item at no cost or provide financial assistance.

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