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Access to Custom Power Wheelchairs by Medicaid-Eligible Nursing Facility Residents

Authored By: Southern Disability Law Center

In May 2008, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) issued new regulations authorizing Medicaid coverage of custom power wheelchairs for eligible nursing facility residents. The following is a brief description of this benefit and the process that must be followed to obtain Medicaid coverage of this durable medical equipment.