Provider Alert! Updated Wheelchair GuidelinesTexas Children's Health Plan
Call to action: The purchase of a wheelchair is a benefit every five years, with the following guidelines:
For current members who are twelve years of age and younger: The wheelchair frame must allow for at least a 3-inch growth potential in both width and depth.
For current members who are 13 through 17 years of age: The wheelchair frame must allow for at least a 2 inch growth potential in both width and depth.
For current members who are 18 years of age and older. The wheelchair frame must allow for at least a 1-inch growth potential in depth and 2 inches in width.
For wheelchair repair request Texas Children’s Health Plan will follow the criteria outlined in the most recent Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual
How this impacts providers: Providers should review and understand the complete wheelchair guidelines available here:
Next steps for providers: Providers should ensure their understanding of the guidelines and coordinate with their staff.
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