I need a new electric wheelchair. The problem is I may not be able to repair my current one while trying to order a new one. Medicaid may not pay for repairs on something I'm replacing.
Here is the problem. I went to the doctor's office in Mid-February to get part of the paperwork signed, a prescription for the wheelchair, and a referral to a Physical Therapist to get the rest of the paperwork signed. If there are no hiccups, as my seating specialist put it, I could be looking at a new wheelchair in as little as three months. This made me happy. You see, my current wheelchair took a year to get. The wheelchair before that had a bad battery for a few months and the reclining system failed.
I'm facing that with this wheelchair. As I said, I went to the Doctor's office. However, I was also doing my fasting labs and apparently my nurse practitioner wasn't qualified to read the lab results so they switched me to a new doctor. I decided I might as well switch permanently and stayed with the doctor. I may have made a mistake.
I tell him why I'm there, and he says he needs to look at the paperwork before signing it, also commenting he sees nothing wrong with my wheelchair. He takes all of the paperwork, and sends me to do my fasting labs. Then I'm told by the nurse I can leave, and when I ask for the paperwork she says he's still looking at it and will fill it out later. So we leave.
A week later I call United Seating and Mobility and ask them if they got any paperwork from my doctor, then explain to them the situation after I learn they have nothing from him. I ask them to send me replacement paperwork since he took everything and I needed the remainder the physical therapist would need to sign. When I get it I immediately set up an appointment with my doctor, which was today.
Which we missed because we left the house too late.
And now I'm depressed and pissed because the next appointment I can get, and got, is on May 3rd. Today I was going to tell him the problems my wheelchair has been having and hopefully get him to sign the papers.
Battery needs replacement, dying too early now
All six wheels need replacing
The recliner is dying and the tilt as well