July 31, 2019
Elimination of Lump-sum Purchase Option for Power Wheelchairs and Accessories over $500
Please be aware of this important change to HPP’s reimbursement policy regarding standard power wheelchairs and related accessories over $500.
Effective September 1, 2019, in accordance with provisions of the Affordable Care Act and guidelines by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Partners Plans will be eliminating the lump-sum purchase option for power wheelchairs and related accessories over $500. As of this date, you must supply this equipment to our Health Partners Medicare members on a monthly rental basis like other capped durable medical equipment (DME).
A 10-month rent-to-purchase max applies to standard power wheelchairs. DME suppliers are required to transfer the equipment title to the Health Partners Medicare member after the 10th month of continuous use.
Please call our Provider Services Helpline at 1-888-991-9023 (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) if you have questions or need further information.