Friday, May 20, 2022

Re: USA billing – covered???

Ted Trower

At 07:51 AM 11/4/02 -0600, you wrote:
>The overwhelming response to my question concerning medicare coverage
>for prosthetic treatment when the patient has a medicare covered power
>wheel chair —— no! Medicare feels as though the power chair is
>indicative of a patient who has given-up the possibility of ambulation
>and no coverage is provided.
>Thanks to all who jogged my memory.
>Gordon Bass CPO

Does this rule apply equally to trans-tibial amputees? Or is it only
applicable to trans-femoral amputees?

Ted A. Trower C.P.O.
A-S-C Orthotics & Prosthetics
Jackson, Michigan, USA


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