New update on medical policy regarding power wheelchairs, vehicles, and devices​

June 23, 2022

Face-to-face requirement language is being added for HCPCS code E0986, for the Independence medical policies listed below. The change becomes effective July 18, 2022, and will be available to view on that date.

Commercial: #05.00.54i: Power Wheelchairs (PWCs), Power-Operated Vehicles (POVs), and Push-Rim-Activated Power-Assist Devices

Medicare Advantage: #MA05.032b: Power Wheelchairs (PWCs), Power-Operated Vehicles (POVs), and Push-Rim-Activated Power-Assist Devices

Commercial and Medicare Advantage Policy Notifications were posted on June 17, 2022.