July 12, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

DME Wheelchair Benefit Limitation Change Effective August 1, 2017 for Children, Ages 0-20 only

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TO:  All Providers

RE:  DME Wheelchair Benefit Limitation Change Effective August 1, 2017 for Children, Ages 0-20 only


Effective August 1, 2017, the benefit limits for manual or power/motorized wheelchairs are:

•    One every five years for children ages 0-20, and
•    One every seven years for adults ages 21 and older.

Approvals for all wheelchairs are based on medical necessity.

For additional information, please contact the DME Unit at 334-353-4756, or visit our DME webpage at www.medicaid.alabama.gov





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