Motion Composites Announces Medicare Coding for Ultralight Chairs

Motion Composites’ Veloce and Helio ultralightweight manual wheelchairs have received Medicare coding, the Quebec-based manufacturer has announced.

In its Sept. 17 newsletter, Motion Composites said the Veloce, a folding chair made of carbon fiber, and the Helio, a folding chair available in aluminum or carbon fiber, have been assigned the K0005 code for seat widths and depths of 15 inches or larger. Veloce and Helio chairs with seat widths/depths of less than 15 inches will have the E1236 code.

Motion Composites bills its carbon fiber and 7000 series aluminum chairs as “the lightest available in their category.” The Veloce has a total weight starting at 17.6 lbs. and a transport weight of 11 lbs. The transport weight of the carbon fiber-framed Helio C2 starts at 12 lbs.

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