Insurance Billable Manual Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs provide patients that are non-ambulatory, or have limited mobility, with an effective means of comfort and level of independence to be mobile. Different medical conditions or surgeries can make it difficult to get around as well as you would like to. If you are having trouble getting around your house or find yourself unable to do daily activities such as using the bathroom or bathing, this daily living aid can be of great assistance to you.
Wheelchairs are designed to be a means of manual transportation for a person that needs a path to easier mobility. Once your doctor has determined that you qualify for a wheelchair, you then have to carefully select which one will be the best fit for you. When using your insurance or Medicaid to help cover the cost of your new wheelchair, it’s required to have a doctor’s prescription.
There are a number of things that go into making a decision on the right type of wheelchair for you or your loved one. Rather than just buy a cheap wheelchair, it’s important to consider a number of factors before you decide on the type of chair you need. The following are important factors to consider when picking out your new wheels:
- Seat type
- Heights of seat and chair
- Arm rests and leg rests
There are many different types of wheelchairs that you can choose from depending on your individual needs.
If you or a loved one needs help selecting a wheelchair, our team of professionals at CareLinc can assist you from start to finish through the selection and buying process.
The most recognizable type of manual wheelchairs, standard lightweight wheelchairs are foldable wheeled chairs that are easy to transport as they are typically made from aluminum or a combination of steel and aluminum. These lightweight wheelchairs tend to be easier to lift into a car, easier to self propel, easier for caregivers to push, and are typically able to fit into the trunk of most standard sized cars.
Heavy Duty Wide Wheelchairs
Heavy duty wheelchairs go by a number of names including extra wide wheelchairs or bariatric wheelchairs. For the most part these wheelchairs function like standard wheelchairs but are designed to be wider and have a more sturdy steel construction to accommodate nearly any user.
CareLinc also offers reclining wheelchairs. Reclining wheelchairs are designed to allow users to recline comfortably at incremental angles and can offer a user multiple positioning options.