To get insurance coverage for Custom Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs (K0005), your insurance provider must determine you have a "medical necessity" for the equipment. This means you must have a condition that requires the equipment to prevent, diagnose, or treat and illness or injury; such as, you are unable to accomplish daily living activities in a safe and timely manner in your home without the aid of a Custom Ultralight Manual Wheelchair. This includes ruling out ambulating unassisted, using a cane or walker, inability to self-propel in any other manual wheelchair (K0001 - K0004), and the individual must be suffering from paraplegia, higher-level quadriplegia, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, brain injury or those with developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy can maximize their independence with the use of a K0005 mobility base. The important piece is the client’s functional potential and the long-term goals that have been determined in therapy. If the client has the motivation and the functional capacity to self propel, an ultralight is appropriate.
Ultralight Wheelchairs are the lightest manual wheelchairs which are highly customizable to suit individual needs from seating, cushioning, wheel size, and weight. They offer performance, light durable frame and great features. These wheelchairs are durable, greatly maneuverable, and easier to propel.