Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my wheelchairs. My wheelchairs are an integral part of who I am and I would never want to live a single day without them. It’s not just my ability to move at fast speeds and go over all types of terrain that I love about my power chair. I appreciate and rely on the seat elevation technology on my Quantum Power Wheelchair too.
What I Can Do with My Quantum Power Wheelchair
Having the ability to elevate my wheelchair twelve inches allows me to do approximately a million things that I cannot do at standard wheelchair height. On a daily basis, I use the elevation feature on my Quantum Power Wheelchair to cook, reach the cupboards in my kitchen, reach the top shelf of my fridge, put laundry away, transfer into bed, pet my cats in their cat tree, reach my microwave, brew my coffee, and so much more.
Lack of Access to Power Seat Elevation
Unfortunately, many people do not have access to seat elevation technology because Medicare refuses to cover it. Medicare outright refuses, even if a person NEEDS this technology. This means that I am lucky to have this technology, but others who need it are left without it. You should not have to be lucky to have the wheelchair technology you need! We can change this! Right now, CMS is accepting comments in consideration of covering seat elevation technology.
Submit a Comment in Support of Seat Elevation
If you think this life changing technology should be covered by insurance so that the people who need this technology can access to it, then please submit a comment in support! Anyone can submit a comment! Whether you use a power wheelchair or not, if you think Medicare should cover this technology, your opinion matters! It does not matter if you are a Medicare beneficiary or not. CMS needs to hear from all of us!
Comment here: https://tinyurl.com/SeatElevation
About Stephanie Woodward: Stephanie is a brand ambassador advisor for Quantum Rehab® and works as a disability rights activist. She has received many awards for helping communities become more accessible, as well as for her actions in fighting for the rights of disabled individuals as it relates to Medicaid and other support services. Click here to learn more about Stephanie.
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