The Right Power Chair

March 2005
PN;Mar2005, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p58
Trade Publication
This article reports that in an effort to reduce Medicare spending on power wheelchairs, a more restrictive coverage policy denies beneficiaries access to the most appropriate, medically necessary wheelchairs, according to National Seating & Mobility in the organization's publication "Access." A new coding system is needed because it's vitally important that each patient receive the appropriate chair that meets his/her clinical needs and supports the goals of the President's New Freedom Initiative and the Ticket to Work Act.


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