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Power Mobility: Independence and Joy for Medicare Patients
Date:5/6/2010

s over the last three years; a badly flawed competitive bidding program; inconsistent guidance on documenting a patient's medical necessity for the equipment; and a review process that initially denies many claims but then approves reimbursement after appeals that can take months or even years.  These factors have raised concerns about whether Medicare beneficiaries who need power wheelchairs are getting them.  

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare), as well as its member companies and organizations, feel strongly that there needs to be a better understanding of how critical power mobility equipment is to those senior citizens and people living with disabilities who need it.  In many instances, a power wheelchair enables someone to no longer be confined to a bed or require assistance in grooming, preparing food and getting to the bathroom.  It can mean the difference between living in constant pain or getting pleasure from being able to cook or sit by a window.  

"The power wheelchair has made a 100 percent difference in my life," says Adkins, who worked as a caregiver before retiring 10 years ago. "It is a blessing. I go in my bedroom, kitchen, all over. I can go wherever I want to go in my home with my power wheelchair.  I wouldn't want to be without my power wheelchair."

Since the mid-1990s, power wheelchairs have allowed people living with physical disabilities to be mobile in their homes. Previously, power wheelchairs were too bulky to make it through a standard doorway.  That all changed in 1997. New technology helped reduce the wheelbase to 23 inches, a width that has made a world of difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Take Stephanie Genge, 66, of Coronado, Calif.  She spent much of her life
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