Ask Obama Administration to not let Medicare cut wheelchair accessories

Diane DeVillers
Posted October 11, 2015 from United States

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Stop Medicare from Making Inappropriate Cuts to Complex Wheelchair Accessories

Despite past legislation & recent congressional action, Medicare is diminishing reimbursement rates for complex rehab wheelchair accessories & seating systems in January 2016. This will have a devastating impact on severely disabled people across the U.S.

People with significant disabilities such as ALS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy & spinal cord injuries rely on these items to meet their medical & independence needs.

No clinical or medical evidence has been provided as to why these changes are necessary. If this policy is not rescinded, major decreases in availability (or outright elimination) of individually configured complex rehab wheelchair systems will occur.

To protect access for people with severe disabilities, this policy must be rescinded.

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