Amylior’s power seat elevation for its Alltrack power wheelchair line is now known as ALTA Power Seat Elevation.
In an announcement explaining the new name, Amylior said, “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finds that power seat elevation equipment on Medicare-covered power wheelchairs falls within the benefit category for durable medical equipment. CMS finds in this national coverage analysis that the evidence is sufficient to determine that power seat elevation equipment is reasonable and necessary for individuals using complex rehabilitative power-driven wheelchairs when certain conditions are met.
“We couldn’t agree more and are thrilled that more beneficiaries will be able to realize the functional and clinical benefits provided by power seat elevation. Amylior continues to work with industry groups as coding and reimbursement guidelines are finalized for this technology.”
Seat elevation has been available on Amylior power chairs for more than 15 years. The elevation function uses a “scissor lift mechanism, and it’s still unrivaled in durability and stability, while maintaining straight vertical movement over time,” the manufacturer said. “The module is in the center so the elevation is equally distributed on the mechanism, which therefore prevents wear and tear that some parts may endure — i.e., no lopsided vertical movements over time like many elevate modules in the industry.”
Amylior’s power chairs can drive at 25 percent of the top programmed speed while elevated. ALTA seat elevation is currently an option on Alltrack order forms.