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    #16
    You need to go back to her doctor and get a letter of medical necessity. Should be fairly straight forward when you tell him/her your friend can't bend forward to get dressed, because they don't have the handles to hold on to.

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      #17
      She has the link to this thread so she can follow along, and I asked to make sure I had everything in the OP right. I said if she has anything she wants me to say here to let me know.
      Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

      I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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        #18
        Wait, does this mean Medicare COVERED AN ICON!?!?!?!?!?
        Please let me know if this is the case because I can still get ahold of my DME and change my chair order. I'd love to have an Icon, DME told me straight up Medicare doesn't cover it.

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          #19
          Originally posted by funklab View Post
          Wait, does this mean Medicare COVERED AN ICON!?!?!?!?!?
          Please let me know if this is the case because I can still get ahold of my DME and change my chair order. I'd love to have an Icon, DME told me straight up Medicare doesn't cover it.
          On 12/01/2012, JeffAdams posted:

          " The Icon is coded as a K0005, and available through Medicare, and there are a number of additional allowable codes that apply to the Icon, which brings the total reimbursed amount up (adjustable angle back, solid seat etc).
          If you look at our online order form, all the HCPCS codes that apply to the options are listed on the order form.
          We work with the dealers on an ad-hoc basis to make it work in the Medicare funding model.
          Feel free to PM me at jeff@iconwheelchairs.com, or call on the toll free number 888-461-5759 if you want to discuss."

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