Complex rehab technology affects all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders.
Although the term may not be familiar to everyone, “complex rehab technology”–or properly configured wheelchairs and other mobility equipment–is critical to our quality of life and independence. It keeps us moving. It allows us to do what we love. And most importantly, it enables us to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way. Isn’t that what life’s all about? If you’re stuck at home with a cruddy wheelchair, that isn’t much of a life.
Medicare currently does not have unique coverage for the more complex equipment that so many people rely upon. We know that when a properly configured wheelchair and seating system is not available, bad things happen that greatly diminish a wheelchair user’s ability to be active, healthy and mobile in the community.
Complex rehab technology includes medically necessary individually configured manual and power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems, and other mobility devices that require evaluation, fitting, design, adjustment and programming. This type of technology is designed to meet the specific and unique medical and functional needs of an individual living with disability.
Click here to view examples of Standard vs. Complex Rehab Technology Manual and Power Wheelchairs.
Improve Complex Rehab Technology Benefit Under Medicare
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to it. But you can help change that!