WORSE-for-Wear Wheelchairs

Finder, Chuck
August 2012
PN;Aug2012, Vol. 66 Issue 8, p17
Trade Publication
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.


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