Upcoming changes to policy for wheelchair options and accessories​

June 21, 2022

​For dates of service on or after July 18, 2022, Independence and Independence Administrators are making changes to the Medical Policy regarding wheelchair options and accessories.

Criteria have been added to include the following items as Not Covered for Medicare Advantage members:

  • Transit system and related components
  • Memory seat program power option

Criteria have been added to include the following items as a Benefit Contract Exclusion for Commercial members:

  • Transit system and related components
  • Memory seat program power option

Additionally, new reimbursement criteria have been added regarding face-to-face encounters for both Commercial and Medicare Advantage members.

For complete information on the changes, please refer to the following policies, which were posted as Notifications on June 14, 2022:

Commercial: #05.00.67r: Wheelchair Options and Accessories

Medicare Advantage: #MA05.046g: Wheelchair Options and Accessories