Power Wheelchairs/Mobility

AAHomecare members are experts in providing standard and power wheelchairs, mobility equipment, and complex power mobility devices designed to meet patient-specific needs. Our members focus on providing high-quality, personalized service and ensuring access to necessary accessories and equipment.

Mobility providers face numerous policy-related challenges including the Competitive Bidding program and the Power Mobility Prior Authorization demonstration program, which began to affect 43 percent of Medicare beneficiaries on September 1, 2012.

AAHomecare members can find more information and get involved in shaping policy for this issue through the Complex Rehab & Mobility Council. For in-depth commentary on pending legislation and regulations, go to Analysis and Comments, Testimony & Official Statements.

News & Information

Issue Brief: Protect Complex Rehab Wheelchair Accessories from Competitive Bidding-derived Pricing (updated November 2015)

CRT Sign On Letter List of Signatures (April 22, 2015)

CMS Repair Claim Guidance ( August 25, 2014)

AAHomecare Comments on Prior Authorization Proposed Rule (July 25, 2014)

CMS Notice of PMD Prior Authorization Expansion (July 28, 2014)

AAHomecare Letter to CMS on Wheelchair Repairs (November 20, 2013)

Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology Legislation (H.R. 942 & S. 948)

Tyler Wilson Letter to the Associated Press (April 5, 2013)

Prior Authorization for Power Mobility Devices Demonstration Issue Brief (October 11, 2012)

Citing Lack of Information, Providers Seek 30-Day Delay in Medicare’s “Prior Authorization” Program for Wheelchairs (August 27, 2012)

Homecare Community Dismayed that Prior Authorization Demo for Wheelchairs Lacks Clinical Template (August 7, 2012)

Homecare Providers and Consumer Advocates Urge Congress to Stop Ineffective Medicare Payment Review Process for Mobility Equipment (December 8, 2011)

AAHomecare Says OIG Report on Power Wheelchairs Shows that CMS Must Do More to Educate Physicians (July 11, 2011)

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The Realities of Wheelchairs and Medicare

Fri, September 16, 2011

Statement by Madonna Long“The public would be better served if policymakers left their desks in Washington and met with us in our homes, where every day is a struggle.”I have been in a…

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