Access to high quality wheelchairs, and other devices is far from a luxury, it’s a necessity!
The right wheelchair goes a long way in helping many people with disabilities live healthy and active lifestyles, and most importantly maintain their independence. It also allows greater access to employment, educational and social opportunities.
If you live in one of the 9 areas listed below and you are continuing to have problems with access to the right wheelchair and related services, please contact 1-800 MEDICARE to let them know of your concerns.
- Cincinnati – Middletown (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana)
- Cleveland – Elyria – Mentor (Ohio)
- Charlotte – Gastonia – Concord (North Carolina and South Carolina)
- Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington (Texas)
- Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas)
- Miami – Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach (Florida)
- Orlando (Florida)
- Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
- Riverside – San Bernardino – Ontario (California)
Let Medicare know of your concerns to urge them to make improvements to their program called the Medicare bidding program which currently restricts the number of providers of medical equipment and supplies that are eligible to provide you with the equipment and supplies that you need.
You can also take part in a short survey about your access to wheelchairs and medical equipment.
Your feedback will help United Spinal advocate in Washington, DC to change policies that affect your mobility and independence.