How Does a Product Receive a HCPCS Code and Become Reimbursable?

In consultation with your Medicare-enrolled doctor or other health care provider, you may be prescribed use of durable medical equipment (DME) in your home. Medical insurance will cover medically necessary DME, which includes electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and power lift recliners. Pride Mobility® is proud to offer a robust lineup of each of these products,Continue reading “How Does a Product Receive a HCPCS Code and Become Reimbursable?”

Power Wheelchair vs. Mobility Scooter

For those in need of mobility assistance, it can be easy to confuse an electric wheelchair with a mobility scooter. To the untrained eye, they look and sound similar, and they operate in a similar way. But when considering what mobility device is right for you, it’s important to understand that there are significant differencesContinue reading “Power Wheelchair vs. Mobility Scooter”


Access Aloha 414 Kuwili St., Suite 101Honolulu, Hawaii 96817Phone: 800-480-1143TTY : 808-521-4400FAX: 808-545-7657E-mail: hellerj001@hawaii.rr.comWebsite: www.accessalohatravel.comAccess Aloha is a full service travel agency dedicated to accommodating the needs of the disabled traveler. The agency can arrange for special discounts for individuals and groups traveling to Hawaii. It also donates 50% of its profits back to the disability community.Continue reading “Travel”

Toys for Children with Disabilities

ABLEDATA 8455 Colesville Rd, Ste 935Silver Spring, MD 20910-3319Phone: 800-227-0216Website: abledata.acl.govComprehensive database of assistive technology and rehab equipment, and child appropriate toys. Antoni Toys & Products for the Physically Challenged PO Box 1662University StationPortland, OR 97207Phone: 800-826-8664 Brennan Enterprizes 905 So. Perry StJohnstown, NY 12095Phone: 518-762-1045 Adapted toys focusing on children’s abilities. Constructive Playthings1227 East 119thContinue reading “Toys for Children with Disabilities”

Toll Free Numbers

AMC Cancer Information Center (CO) (800) 525-3777 American Diabetes Assn. (VA) (800) 232-3472 American Kidney Fund Info (MD) (800) 638-8299 American Liver Foundation (NJ) (800) 223-0179 American Paralysis Assn. (NJ) (800) 225-0292 American Parkinsons Disease Assn. (NY) (800) 223-APDA Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (800) 782-4747 Arthritis Foundation (800) 283-7800 Cancer Information Service (CA) (800) 4-CANCERContinue reading “Toll Free Numbers”

Pen Pals

Children’s Hopes and Dreams Wish Fulfillment Foundation Pen Pal Program 280 Route 46Dover, NJ 07801-3633Phone: 973-361-7366Fax: 973-361-6627E-mail: chdfdover@juno.comMatches special pen-pal friends to children ages 5 to 18 with any chronic or life threatening illness, condition or disability. Discover A Pal E-mail: anna@discovertechnology.comThe directory lists those with their world by communication with other persons, either with or withoutContinue reading “Pen Pals”

Parents and Siblings

Autism Treatment Center of America THE SON-RISE PROGRAM at The Option Institute 2080 S Undermountain RoadSheffield, MA USA 01257 Phone: 413-229-2100 Fax: 413-229-3202 Website: CAPP National Parent Resource Center Federation for Children with Special Needs95 Berkeley Street, Ste. 104Boston, MA 02116Voice 800-331-0688; 617-482-2915Fax 617-695-2939The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalfContinue reading “Parents and Siblings”

Organizations and Associations

American Amputee Foundation PO Box 250218Little Rock, AR 72225Phone: (501) 666-2523  Council for Exceptional Children 1920 Association DriveReston, VA 22091-1589Phone: (703) 620-3660 Epilepsy Foundation of America 4351 Garden City DriveLandover, MD 20785Phone: (301) 459-3700 Kids Helping Kids Phone: (973) 783-0697E-mail: Kids@Kidshelping.orgWebsite: The Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 1291 Taylor Street NWWashington,Continue reading “Organizations and Associations”


Breaking New Ground (newsletter for farmers & ranchers with physical disabilities) Purdue University1146 Dept. of Agricultural EngineeringWest Lafayette, IN 47907-1146 Careers and the Disabled Equal Opportunity Publications1160 E Jericho Turnpike #200Huntington, NY 117143Phone: (516) 421-9421E-mail: Connections (newsletter of the National Center for Youth with Disabilities) University of MinnesotaBox 721Minneapolis, MN 55455Phone: (800) 333-6293 Disability IssuesContinue reading “Newsletters”