Wheelchair repair is essential to a wheelchair user’s mobility, independence, and ability to contribute to, and participate in society.
However, access to wheelchair repair services is being restricted by Medicare’s policies.
It is critical that wheelchair users have access to a Medicare supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and the infrastructure and inventory to be able to repair the equipment they rely on.
In an effort to get needed changes made, United Spinal has been meeting with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of a national work group including the ITEM Coalition, National Coalition of Assistive Rehab Technology, American Association for Homecare, and others.
Tell Congress that Medicare must improve access to wheelchair repairs now.