A. "Ambulatory aid
" means a prosthetic or orthotic device that assists a person to move from place to place.
B. "Prosthetic or orthotic device" means an artificial device as defined by Medicare to replace a missing or nonfunctional body part, to prevent or correct a physical deformity or malfunction, or to support a deformed or weak body part.https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=9505.0365
The term “ambulatory” is defined as: 1. of or for walking; 2. able to walk and not confined to bed (an ambulatory patient); or 3. moving from one place to another; moveable. Webster’s New World Dictionary 101(3d ed. 1988). The term “aid” is defined as: 1. the act or result of helping; assistance; or 2. one that helps; an assistant or helper. Webster’s New World Dictionary 89(3d ed. 1988). Therefore, an “ambulatory aid
” is something that assists in walking or moving from one place to another. http://dor.mo.gov/rulings/LR6216.htm
Assistive devices for independence are available to aid in mobility/ambulation (ambulatory aids), (…) Ambulatory aids
(eg, canes, crutches, walkers) are used to provide an extension of the upper extremities to help transmit body weight and provide support for the patient.
Some examples: 1: Adjustable aluminum cane. 2: Unadjustable aluminum cane. 3: T-top cane. 4: Quad cane. 5: Walk cane (hemi-walker). http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/325247-...