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Qualifying Diagnoses for Wheelchairs

Which Diagnoses Qualify for Custom Wheelchairs?


this is an image pertaining to our qualifying conditions and some of the more common patient conditions

A wide variety of diagnoses may potentially qualify a patient to receive insurance coverage for Complex Rehabilitative Power and Manual Wheelchairs. Some of the more common diagnoses include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anterior Horn Cell Disease
  • CNS Demyelination
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Congenital Diplegia
  • Congenital Skeletal Deformity
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia
  • Guillian Barre
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myopathy, Congenital
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy
  • Schilder’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinocerebellar Disease
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Werdnig-Hoffman’s Disease
  • And many others

Qualifying Diagnosis for Standard Wheelchairs 

If you’re unsure whether your patient's diagnosis qualifies for complex rehabilitative mobility equipment, get in touch with us and our Intake team can assist you. For those patients with less complex needs, we have a wide variety of standard power and manual wheelchairs, scooters, and other home medical equipment products. Some diagnoses that may potentially qualify your patient for a standard power or manual wheelchair include:

  • Arthritis
  • COPD
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obesity
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke
  • And many others
this is an image pertaining to our qualifying conditions with regards to standard power wheelchairs

We Can Help Your Patients in California Find the Perfect Mobility Solution

At Freedom Mobility, we understand that obtaining insurance coverage for Complex Rehabilitative Power and Manual Wheelchairs can be a complex process. It's important to note that qualifying for a wheelchair goes beyond a specific diagnosis alone. While a wide range of diagnoses may potentially qualify a patient for insurance coverage, there are additional factors to consider.

To determine eligibility, healthcare professionals and insurance providers typically assess various factors, such as the patient's functional limitations, medical history, and mobility needs. Additionally, physicians will need to rule out the use of other less costly mobility devices like manual wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.

For a more comprehensive understanding of insurance coverage for wheelchairs, we encourage you to explore our blog posts titled Does Medicare Cover Power Wheelchairs? and Does Medicaid Cover Wheelchairs?. These blog posts provide additional information on when Medicare and/or Medi-Cal may cover the cost of your patient's wheelchair. These informative blog posts will help clarify that obtaining insurance coverage requires more than a matching diagnosis.

Freedom Mobility is a leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology solutions. Our products and services are highly customizable, which helps improve patient outcomes. We strive to provide the best mobility solutions for your patients in California. Our care team of RESNA certified ATPs (Assistive Technology Professionals), Case Managers, CSRs, and Funding Specialist are dedicated to assisting your patients every step of the way. Whether it's helping with qualification documentation or guiding patients in choosing the most suitable wheelchair, our experienced care team is there to support them.

If you want to learn more about what we can do for your patients in California, contact us today or complete our patient referral form! 

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