CMS to Cover Seat Elevation Systems as an Accessory to Power Wheelchairs

May 17, 2023
Rick Gawenda

On May 16, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued a decision memo announcing that CMS finds that power seat elevation equipment on Medicare-covered power wheelchairs (PWCs) falls within the benefit category for durable medical equipment (DME). In the decision summary, CMS states that power seat elevation equipment is reasonable and necessary for individuals using complex rehabilitative power-driven wheelchairs when the following conditions are met:

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