This is the 10th blog in our series about power wheelchairs. Check out the 1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog,4th blog,5th blog,6th blog,7th blog, 8th blog, and 9th blog. Check out ourPower Wheelchair Guidefor more information about power mobility.
Today our focus turns towards funding questions about power wheelchairs. The funding landscape can be tricky to navigate, and at Permobil we get a lot of questions regarding funding. Below are five frequently asked questions and answers about power wheelchair funding.
What if I’m being told my client doesn’t qualify for a power wheelchair?
Work with the ATP at the equipment supplier to find out the why behind this statement. If you feel your client medically and functionally requires the use of a power wheelchair, there are several things to keep in mind:
In order to qualify for a Group 3 power wheelchair under Medicare, the individual’s mobility limitation must be due to one of the following:
Congenital skeletal deformity (CMS, 2017)
If your client doesn’t have one of these conditions, they may still qualify for POV, Group 1 or Group 2 PWC.