Manual Wheelchairs

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TiLite Manual Wheelchairs

TiLite provides you more options so you have less trade offs.  TiLite manual wheelchairs are designed to create an optimal balance between lightweight, durable, and individualized configuration.

SmartDrive Power Assist

SmartDrive is the leader in rear-mounted power assist because it gives you the freedom to do more.  It was designed with manual wheelchairs users in mind with its strategic mounting location, ergonomic handle, weight and patented OmniWheel.

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Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT), Long-Term Use Manual Wheelchairs

This is the 2nd blog in our manual wheelchair guide series. See the 1st blog here. Check out the Manual Wheelchair Guide to learn more.

The first blog in our manual wheelchair guide series focused on DME short-term use manual wheelchairs. Today we turn our focus to Complex Rehabilitation Technology long-term use manual wheelchairs. There are two categories of equipment that have distinct requirements and criteria: Durable Medical Equipment (DME), and Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT). CRT products are significantly different than standard DME.

Common Funding Questions about Power Wheelchairs

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:

Neurologic condition
Myopathy
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.

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