Alabama Wheelchair Specialists
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FAQ

What is the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)?  This organization provides a mechanism for consumers, clinicians, and third party payers to identify qualified suppliers in order to ensure the provision of quality rehabilitation technology and related services for people with disabilities.  NRRTS promotes the highest standards of ethical conduct by its members.
 
What is a Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier or CRTS?  This is a person who has passed a national certification examination for assistive technology suppliers.
 
What products are available from Alabama Wheelchair Specialists?  Well, wheelchairs of course, both motorized and manual.  We also carry scooters, hospital beds, walkers, gait trainers, adaptive strollers, bath seats, standers, and many other items useful to children and adults who use assistive technology in their daily lives.
 
Does insurance pay or help pay for these items?  Many insurance plans do.  Some pay a portion, some pay 100%.  Some pay for certain items and not for others.  The best way to find out for sure is to call our office and speak to a representative.
 
How can I get a power wheelchair or scooter?  If we will be filing insurance for you, start by getting a prescription from your doctor.  This can be faxed to our office at (205) 322-3253.  (If your doctor faxes the prescription to us make sure they put your name and telephone number on it so we can give you a call.)  We will contact you and set up an evaluation to help you choose the very best product to fit your lifestyle.
 
I am currently seeing a physical therapist; can my therapist help me get the equipment I am seeking?  Yes!  By all means discuss your wishes with your therapist.  A physical or occupational therapist can be very helpful in the process.
 
Does Alabama Wheelchair Specialists have very lightweight wheelchairs?  Yes.  We carry many ultralightweight wheelchair frames, like Quickie, TiLite, Top End, and Invacare.