Seating & Wheeled Mobility

APTA has put together information and guidance in documentation and coverage for mobility assistive equipment and devices. In addition, information and resources from other organizations related to seating and wheeled mobility has been collected and provided below.

  • General Mobility Device Clinical Documentation Guide (.pdf)New

    This documentation guide provides information for physical therapists regarding documenting to demonstrate the patient’s need for skilled therapy services and recommended durable medical equipment (DME)-mobility assistive equipment (MAE) based on the patient's health condition, diagnosis, functional prognosis, and factors that indicate treatment effectiveness and outcomes.

  • Medicare Policies for Mobility Assistive Equipment (.pdf)New

    This document provides information and resources on key Medicare requirements to support and document the need for mobility assistive equipment.

Related Resources

  • Functioning Everyday in a Wheelchair

    This site provides information and background on the development of this self-report tool as well as instructions for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the tool. This site also provides video case-examples of the tool administration and scoring.

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America

    This site includes information on advocacy, research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.

  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

    RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability. This site includes resources, including professional development certification programs for Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP).

  • Seating and Mobility

    This site promotes networking and information exchange amongst individuals and agencies with a shared interest in adaptive seating and mobility.

  • The Wheelchair Net

    This site has resources such as a bibliographic databases, a series of slide lectures, article reprints, an active discussion area and a large compendium of additional links to resources and tools.

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