Funding your Lilypad Scale

How to Fund your Lilypad Scale

We know that the Lilypad Scale is expensive, especially for people living on a fixed income. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to help! If you have any questions about anything on this page, or you think that we're missing something, please contact us.

Insurance

One way to get a Lilypad scale at no cost to you is for it to be covered by insurance. However, despite the clear health benefit for wheelchair users of having a scale, the Lilypad is currently only covered on a case-by-case basis. Fortunately, Lilypad is here to help!

The first step in the process is to get your doctor to write you a prescription for a scale using the HCPCS code E1399 for miscellaneous durable medical equipment. A miscellaneous code will often need to be accompanied by a Letter of Medical Necessity specifying the Lilypad Scale. You can have your doctor write the letter, have your PT write the letter and your doctor sign off on it, or have your doctor sign off on our sample Letter of Medical Necessity. Our sample Letter can also help convince your doctor to write your prescription!

Your coverage may still be denied. Don't let that stop you from trying again! We've seen people denied in their initial attempt to get a Lilypad covered have better results a second time.

We're always here to help you through the process. If you have any questions or would like assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Get a Lilypad from the VA

The Lilypad Scale is in the SAM.gov system and can be covered through the VA. To find us, visit SAM.gov and go to the "Search Records" tab. You can find us by searching for our name, Lilypad Scales, our DUNS #: 079409701, or by our CAGE code: 7BTE5.

Think your doctor might need some convincing? Read over our Sample Letter of Medical Necessity for some clear reasons that the scale is medically important for wheelchair users.

We're always here to help you through the process. If you have any questions or would like assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Referrals

One way to pay for your Lilypad is through the Lilypad Referral Program! Pay for a Lilypad while saving your friends money at the same time!

To enroll, email info@lilypadscales.com saying that you are interested in the referral program. We will then send you a personalized code. Anyone who uses that code when buying a Lilypad from our website will receive a $40 discount, and you will get $40 towards a Lilypad Scale! Find 15 people who want a Lilypad and you've paid for your own! If you do not want your $40 to be applied as a discount on a Lilypad scale, we’ll send you a check for $40 instead.

State Assistive Technology Grants

RESNA has a fantastic list of State AT Programs for every state. Find your state's program and see what kind of funding is available! Funding includes grants, loans, or help navigating private or public insurance programs. If you'd like any assistance, please contact us, tell us which state you're from, and we'll be happy to do some research into your options and share that information with you.

Fundraising

Online fundraising platforms like GoFundMe have allowed numerous people to afford assistive technology products. Just set up a funding campaign and find 30 friends or friends of friends who can spare $20 and then you'll have a Lilypad! For any questions or assistance setting up a fundraising campaign please feel free to contact us. We're happy to help!