CMS Proposes Seat Elevation Rule

On February 15, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed decision on coverage for seat elevation technology, like iLevel. The proposed decision would allow coverage of seat elevation technology for individuals who perform weight bearing transfers. This means any person who uses a wheelchair and bears weight on their armsContinue reading “CMS Proposes Seat Elevation Rule”

Me, My Quantum Wheelchair and Five Questions I’m Asked

I know that us wheelchair users get asked a lot of questions, especially if you have a complex rehab power wheelchair like my Edge® 3 with iLevel® technology. The great thing about complex rehab is that it can be customized to meet an individual’s needs.  Everyone has their own way of using a wheelchair, whetherContinue reading “Me, My Quantum Wheelchair and Five Questions I’m Asked”

Tell Medicare How iLevel Makes a Difference in Your Life

I have been talking about my Stretto Power Chair with iLevel® technology a lot, and there is a super good reason for that. CMS is having an open comment period about whether they should cover iLevel. While I tend to talk about and show off the iLevel feature on my Stretto Power Wheelchair a lot,Continue reading “Tell Medicare How iLevel Makes a Difference in Your Life”

Great Benefits of Elevation on My Quantum Power Wheelchair

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 myContinue reading “Great Benefits of Elevation on My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

CMS Opens Public Comment Period on Seat Elevation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Aug. 15 the opening of a 30-day public comment period on national coverage analysis for power seat elevation systems as an accessory to Power Wheelchairs (Group 3). This will run through Sept. 14. The purpose of this national coverage analysis is to determine if theContinue reading “CMS Opens Public Comment Period on Seat Elevation”

Why Roll on Capitol Hill in D.C. is Important

In early June, I attended United Spinal’s Roll on Capitol Hill, a three day conference in D.C. where people with spinal cord disabilities learn about the most current policy issues and advocate with Congress to make positive changes. Because of the pandemic, this was the first time the Roll in Capitol Hill was held inContinue reading “Why Roll on Capitol Hill in D.C. is Important”

Will Medicare Pay for a Narrow Wheelchair?

Medicare Part B may cover a portion of the cost of durable medical equipment (DME), such as a narrow wheelchair, when it is deemed medically necessary for the wheelchair user. Complex rehab narrow wheelchairs, including the Edge 3 Stretto Narrow Wheelchair, are usually needed by people who have significant physical disabilities due to birth disorders, injuries,Continue reading “Will Medicare Pay for a Narrow Wheelchair?”

Narrow Wheelchair Batteries and Medicare

Practicing proper charging habits helps prolong the life of your narrow wheelchair batteries, but there still comes a time when you have to replace them. When you are ready to replace and dispose of them, you may wonder if the batteries for your narrow electric wheelchair are covered by Medicare. Narrow Motorized Wheelchairs and MedicareContinue reading “Narrow Wheelchair Batteries and Medicare”

How to Buy a Pediatric Wheelchair

Your child may qualify for a Quantum® Power Chair if he or she has been diagnosed with a medical condition that affects his or her mobility. In order to determine if a power mobility device is right for him or her, you need to follow these steps. Schedule a Face-to-Face Examination The first thing youContinue reading “How to Buy a Pediatric Wheelchair”

Funding for Narrow Wheelchair Ramps

Having access to transportation opens you to a world of possibilities. Maybe you aren’t living in an area with public transportation nor are in a situation where you can invest in a wheelchair accessible vehicle. There are options available to you. Do you know someone who can give you rides to appointments or take youContinue reading “Funding for Narrow Wheelchair Ramps”