TITLE

WORSE-for-Wear Wheelchairs

AUTHOR(S)
Finder, Chuck
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
PN;Aug2012, Vol. 66 Issue 8, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the failure of wheelchairs to last in a functional condition for a period of five years as required by Medicare standards. Research reveals that incidences of wheelchair breakdowns have increased substantially. This is a result of alteration in policies covering powered-mobility devices for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The article stresses the need to revise current policies and standards testing for wheelchair prescription in the United States.
ACCESSION #
77622710

 

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