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What is a Group 2 power wheelchair?

What is a Group 2 power wheelchair?

What is a Group 2 power wheelchair? Compared to scooters/POVs, Group 2 power wheelchairs have a more durable and robust power base with improved battery life, lasting longer distances for a more active user. Group 2 power wheelchairs can also drive at increased speeds, up to ~4mph, compared to scooters/POVs.

Does Medicare cover Group 4 wheelchairs?

So, what is a Group 4 power wheelchair? Meets all of the basic power wheelchair criteria and: Additional Medicare requirements: The client requires the improved suspension to minimize pain and/or triggers of spasticity when driving over a variety of terrains and obstacles.

What are the 3 main categories of wheeled mobility devices addressed in this course?

CG-DME-31 Wheeled Mobility Devices: Wheelchairs-Powered, Motorized, With or Without Power Seating Systems and Power Operated Vehicles (POVs)

What is a Class 2 wheelchair?

Class 2 powered wheelchairs and scooters are sometimes referred to as 4 mph scooters, lightweight scooters, or even boot scooters. As you might have guessed from some of the above phrases, these scooters are lightweight, portable and have a top speed of 4 mph.

Do you have to be disabled to use a mobility scooter?

Who Can Drive a Mobility Scooter? Not just anyone can drive a mobility scooter! You can drive a mobility scooter only if you have a physical disability, or limited mobility because of an injury or medical condition.

What is a rehab power chair?

Power wheelchairs allow those with little strength and stamina to travel distances with ease. Power wheelchairs utilize a number of different designs and styles, such as travel chairs, heavy-duty models, and front and rear-wheel drive. This variety allows for greater use in different scenarios or terrain.

What is a complex wheelchair?

Complex Rehab wheelchairs are individually configured to meet the specific needs of people with permanent disabilities and are vital to a SMALL but CRITICAL segment of Medicare wheelchair users who rely on these specialized wheelchairs for their health and independence.

What is a Class 3 mobility vehicle?

Class 3 mobility scooters/powerchairs are defined as light transportation vehicles that are legal for road use, which is why they are often referred to as ‘road class scooters/powerchairs’.

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