Hi everyone, I'm new here so I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, sorry if it needs to be in a different forum just let me know!
I was wondering if someone could tell me what happens in a wheelchair Evaluation, I have new insurance this year and my doctor wrote a prescription for a new chair for me, a few days later I received a call from his nurse letting me know the insurance requires I go to a wheelchair evaluation with a physical therapist and that a medical equipment supplier needed to be there as well as myself and a family member.
When I got my current chair (my first and only chair thus far) I wasn't measured or asked any questions or anything of that nature I just spoke with a medical equipment supplier that my insurance covered and was told what chair I would be getting and that was that. It's been less than two years since I received that chair (a quickie 2 folding chair) but my condition has worsened and now I need to use my wheelchair more and it doesn't fit me in size (it's large, heavy and I cannot load it in a car myself) and since no measurements were done it doesn't even fit through the doorways and hallways in my home (because when I got it, I didn't need it all the time and didn't need it in my home just for outside the house). Now that I need to use the chair daily in and outside of my home my doctor said I needed to get something else that would fit my daily life, however with new insurance it seems they are doing this a lot differently than my previous insurance.
I go to the Evaluation on Tuesday, my doctor didn't tell me what would be happening durning this appointment and the hospital said they'd call to talk more about it on Monday so I'm sure they will tell me what to expect then but I was just wondering if anyone here could tell me what happens at a wheelchair evaluation and is that when you actually order a wheelchair since they told me the medical equipment supplier would have to be there too?