EXETER, PA – The new Go Chair® MED Power Chair* from Pride Mobility Products® is now available. The Go Chair MED has a similar footprint to Pride’s popular Go Chair®. However, with additional enhancements, the Go Chair MED is HCPCS coded as K0821 Group 2 Portable through insurance while the Go Chair remains a retail product.
In addition, the Go Chair MED has anti-tips on the front tires to enable the unit to climb to 40 millimeters, a requirement to meet the K0821 code. The Go Chair MED is a feature-rich power chair with a compact design and a tight turning radius.
The chair can be easily disassembled in just a few steps, making it extra portable. Plus, the Go Chair MED has two different seating options, allowing consumers to get the seat size that is right for them.
“Medicare and most third-party insurers will only pay for a mobility device to be used in the home,” said Ray Wandel, director, Jazzy and Retail Mobility Management. “This is a sticking point for consumers who live busy, active lifestyles outside the home. They needed a portable power chair that is easy to transport and one that insurers will cover. Enter the Go Chair MED.”
Renae Storie, vice president of Pride Mobility, says consumers and providers wanted a coded, truly portable power chair from Pride that didn’t sacrifice quality or performance.
“We received feedback from our providers that their customers were looking for a coded power chair that is portable,” Storie said. “We wanted to find a solution to meet this customer and provider demand, and we are confident the Go Chair MED hits the mark.”
*Note: Pride FDA Class II Medical Devices are designed to aid individuals with mobility impairments.