HOW TO GET YOUR OWN MYOCYCLE

At MYOLYN, our mission is to improve health and human performance by empowering people to move. We do that with the MyoCycle, which is designed to help people who struggle to maintain their health because of paralysis. The true mission of the MyoCycle is to make the benefits of FES available to everyone who needs them. For that reason, we designed the MyoCycle from the ground up to be the most affordable, easiest-to-use FES bike ever made. We recognize that not everyone can afford to pay for a MyoCycle out of pocket, so we’ve put together a list of other financial options for purchasing a MyoCycle. It’s our hope that these financial options will enable anyone who needs a MyoCycle to get one, empowering them to take control of their health, no matter their situation.

INSURANCE

MYOLYN offers insurance processing for all eligible customers at no charge. Our dedicated insurance reimbursement personnel will handle the paperwork and communications with your insurance company on your behalf. The entire process can take up to 1 year to complete, and coverage is not guaranteed, but we will fight for you.

The MyoCycle is covered by insurance companies on a case-by-case basis. Your payer, your plan, and even your medical history all affect the coverage decision. After obtaining your insurance information and documentation from your doctor, including a prescription and letter of medical necessity, we will initiate the coverage process. There are two paths towards coverage of the MyoCycle: prior authorization and direct reimbursement.

Prior authorization means we ask your insurance company if the MyoCycle will be covered before you get it. If coverage is approved, we’ll bill your insurance company and ship you your MyoCycle once we receive payment in full. If coverage is denied, we’ll appeal the denial for you. Again, we handle all the paperwork and communications for you, for free. Because prior authorization and subsequent billing can take up to 1 year to complete, many customers choose to purchase their MyoCycle upfront, out-of-pocket, so they can use it during that time instead of waiting. Customers who purchase out-of-pocket can go straight to the direct reimbursement path.

For customers who want insurance reimbursement after purchasing the MyoCycle out-of-pocket, we offer direct reimbursement processing. This process is like the prior authorization process, except that we may skip the authorization request and go directly to billing your insurance company. We’ll let the insurance company know that you purchased out-of-pocket, so they may directly reimburse you. If they send payment to MYOLYN, we’ll refund you the amount paid. You can also request reimbursement yourself after purchasing out-of-pocket (member claim), and we can help prepare the necessary paperwork.

If you would like to pursue insurance coverage of the MyoCycle, please contact us for a free case evaluation to see if you’re eligible for coverage.

MYOLYN has partnered with multiple VA Hospitals across the country to bring the MyoCycle into the homes of numerous veterans.  We are happy to work with you and your VA to see if the MyoCycle will be covered under your current VA benefit plan.

We have a 99% success rate with various worker’s compensation plans across the US.  MYOLYN will work with you and your worker’s compensation case management team to obtain coverage of the MyoCycle through your benefit plan.

GRANTS

Several organizations provide grants to people with disabilities who meet certain criteria, and some grants can be used to purchase a MyoCycle. Grants are a good option for people who cannot afford an out-of-pocket purchase or financing and when insurance coverage is denied. You can find a list of organizations who provide grants that can be used for medical expenses below.

If you would like to pursue grant funding for a MyoCycle, please contact us for more information on how to begin.

The Disabled Children’s Relief Fund is a national, non-profit organization that provides cash grants for disabled children, with preference given to families who do not have health insurance. Grants are provided for assistive devices, equipment, and rehabilitative services, as well as for innovative arts and humanitarian services for children with disabilities.

The empowerment fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury, such as a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an athlete’s lifetime. The resources and inspiration we provide come in the form of board-approved grant funding paid to service providers in nine funding categories: living expenses, insurance, health, travel, high fives healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook, attitude).

Triumph Foundation sponsors an individual’s recovery from spinal cord injury by determining needs and helping to find solutions. The Triumph Foundation teams up with an individual to raise funds for specific items or services through its Fundraising Partnership; they have an Equipment & Supply Exchange program where they help find a home for old, used, and extra equipment & supplies and arrange for it to be given to people who are in need; they loan items to people to increase independence and functionality; and they provide financial assistance through their Keep Moving Forward Grant program.

Dreams of Recovery strives to help individuals receive the therapy they so desperately need, as well as the necessary therapeutic equipment to promote nerve regeneration and gain muscle mass.

 

The Road 2 Recovery Foundation provides professional athletes with financial, motivational, emotional, and spiritual support if they sustain career-ending injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or brain injuries.

 

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation provides charitable grants up to $10,000 to eligible individuals with neurological disorders for specific modifications or equipment.

 

The Harry Gregg Foundation (HGF) provides small grants to low and moderate income New Hampshire residents with disabilities for products and services not funded elsewhere. Home and vehicle modifications, specialized equipment, computers, recreation and education – these are the kinds of things that enhance independence, improve quality of life and are attainable with HGF funds.

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Access for Athletes Grant Program helps athletes overcome financial impediments by providing funding grants for equipment, training, coaching and competition costs.

The mission of the IM ABLE Foundation is to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active by providing grants, resources, fitness opportunities and motivation.

NAIDW is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) public charity whose purpose is to provide unlimited resources, support, guidance and short-term financial assistance to injured & disabled workers and their families as a result of injury, illness, pain or disability.

The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since its establishment in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has issued more than 140,000 grants, totaling more than $150 million in assistance to over 18,700 of our heroes and their families.

The Will2Walk Foundation has a mission to keep people with spinal cord injury (SCI) active, fit, and independent. They aim to inspire people with SCI to achieve the highest quality of life possible, keeping a “will2walk” through life with the challenges SCI presents to individuals, families and communities. Their main activities involve education, community outreach, fundraising, and supporting people with SCI.

FUNDRAISING

Several platforms and organizations provide a means for raising funds from donors to assist with medical-related expenses, including equipment like the MyoCycle. We highly recommend platforms like Help Hope Live as opposed to sites like GoFundMe because of the dedicated support and financial advantages. You can find a list of all available fundraising platforms below.

If you would like to pursue fundraising for a MyoCycle, please contact us for more information on how to begin.

The Help Hope Live Catastrophic Injury Campaign helps people who have had a catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, raise funds to cover unmet health needs, including rehab, home health, medical, accessibility, and automotive needs.

 

YouCaring Compassionate Crowdfunding is a free online crowdfunding platform designed to help people raise funds for personal, medical, and charitable causes. Example campaigns: MikeCarlCheri

GoFundMe Medical Fundrasing is a crowdfunding platform with many successful campaigns of fundraising for medical expenses and other causes. Example campaigns: JoshLoganEd

FINANCING

Financing options allow people to purchase a MyoCycle and pay it off over time. The simplest financing option is a credit card, but MYOLYN offers third-party financing with 0% interest options (depending on credit). There are also dedicated financing options for people with disabilities who need medical equipment like the MyoCycle, called assistive technology loans.

Assistive technology loans are low-interest loans provided by state and national programs for individuals with disabilities to purchase assistive technology like the MyoCycle. You can find a list of available assistive technology loan programs below.

If you would like to pursue financing for a MyoCycle, please contact us for more information on how to begin.

National Programs

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

  • No state programs

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • No state programs

New Jersey

  • No state programs

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

  • No state programs

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • No state programs

Rhode Island

  • No state programs

South Carolina

  • No state programs

South Dakota

  • No state programs

Tennessee

  • No state programs

Texas

  • No state programs

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington DC

West Virginia

  • No state programs

Wisconsin

Wyoming

MYOLYN has partnered with FlexxBuy to give you the ability to purchase your MyoCycle with small monthly payments. FlexxBuy offers terms from 12 up to 60 months with APR’s as low as 5.99%. To see what rate you qualify for, CLICK HERE!