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Stand without compromise

Now available in Group 3

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Stand for more
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Clinical evidence
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Product features
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Funding support

I learned that no one was going to advocate on my behalf, no one was going to give me a ten-step plan or guide to follow, that it’d be up to me to be my best advocate and up to me to find a way forward.

Ignacio,

Nonprofit executive director

I think this was very important because it has increased my independence and my self-esteem.

Landon,

Video game enthusiast

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Which F5 Corpus VS is best for you?

New
F5 Corpus VS
Group 3
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5.8 MPH

Maximum speed

14"

ActiveHeight

85° - 180°

Power Recline

0° - 50°

Power Tilt
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Articulating power footplates
Standing-sequence-icon
Fully customizable standing sequences
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Best in class base performance
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Functional drive speeds in standing
Accessories-icon
Optional no charge accessories
Warranty-icon
1 year warranty
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Standard color options
New
F5 Corpus VS
Group 4
Speed-Icon

7.5 MPH

Maximum speed

14"

ActiveHeight

85° - 180°

Power Recline

0° - 50°

Power Tilt
Articulating-power-footplate-icon
Articulating power footplates
Standing-sequence-icon
Fully customizable standing sequences
Performance-Icon
Best in class base performance
Drive-speeds-icon
Functional drive speeds in standing
Accessories-icon
Optional no charge accessories
Warranty-icon
2 year warranty
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Hydrographic color options no charge
One time color change included
Maintenance-icon
Preventative maintenance plan

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Funding Support

Looking for answers? Below you'll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions

 

Will the F5 Corpus VS be covered by my insurance?

The F5 Corpus VS base is now available in more funding categories, making it more accessible than ever to pursue standing with a wide variety of funding sources. Even so, there are coverage criteria that must be met to qualify. Please speak with your clinical team or equipment provider for details.

 

You may also call your insurance company directly and ask them what benefits are available for durable medical equipment (DME) and specifically complex rehab technology (CRT) equipment. If you have an employer sponsored insurance plan, your human resources office should be able to provide this information to you as well.

What is the funding process?

The funding process is a team approach and typically involves physicians, physical and/or occupational therapists, complex rehab technology (CRT) providers/assistive technology professionals (ATP), and most importantly you. 

 

You will have a visit with your physician where your mobility and seating/ positioning needs will be evaluated and a prescription for the equipment to meet your needs will be written. You will also have a visit with a physical or occupational therapist where you will be evaluated further and have an opportunity to trial different types of equipment. The therapist will provide clinical justification for all the mobility and seating/positioning equipment necessary to meet your needs. The CRT provider/ATP are the actual equipment providers and will be involved throughout the process. They will obtain prior authorization, when applicable, provide and deliver your equipment, bill your insurance, and assist you with any ongoing equipment needs.

I’ve heard the power standing function is not covered by insurance, is that true?

Coverage of power standing varies depending on the funding source. While some funding sources may not cover, there are many that will consider coverage with the proper medical and functional justification.

 

 It is not uncommon for standing to initially be denied by the funding source. This does not necessarily mean you will not get your equipment, but it does add time to the process. There are several levels of appeal available that allow for further information to be provided to the insurance company for reconsideration. Your provider and clinical team can assist with this process. If you need assistance for an appeal or a denial, click here.

What if power standing is denied?

If the power standing function is denied despite appeal, there are a variety of alternative funding options available to help support items that are functionally and/ or medically required, yet not covered by your funding source. For more information on alternate funding options, click here.

What do the terms Group 3 and Group 4 mean?

Group 3 and Group 4 refer to the coding of the power wheelchair base. Both Group 3 and Group 4 chairs are considered complex rehab technology (CRT). CRT requires a physician face-to-face appointment, an OT/PT evaluation, and an ATP directly involved in the equipment recommendation/selection. For a full description, download the Permobil Power Wheelchair Guide.

 

Group 3: Considered for clients whose mobility limitation is due to a neurological condition, myopathy, or congenital skeletal deformity to qualify under Medicare guidelines. Group 3 bases have expanded functionality and tend to be more adaptable and versatile than less costly Group 2 power mobility bases (e.g., greater power seat function options/ranges, improved suspension, ability to interface alternative drive controls, etc.). The F5 Corpus VS Group 3 has many of the Group 4 base benefits listed below, with a top speed of 5.8 mph

 

Group 4: Typically considered for high activity use. When compared to the Group 3, Group 4 bases are typically designed to: provide maximum stability to accommodate greater amounts of seat elevate, anterior tilt, & standing; include suspension that is designed for multiple terrains to further reduce the transmission of vibration to the wheelchair user; typically have a higher speed motor package; and can typically handle larger obstacles and inclines.

Why would I pursue the Group 4 F5 Corpus VS over the Group 3 option?

Scenarios that would benefit from the F5 Corpus VS, Group 4 option include:

 

• You require a faster driving speed to meet the demands of daily life


• You have a history of high/heavy usage of equipment and would benefit from twice the warranty and the preventative maintenance plan

 

• Your equipment was provided in a setting that does not directly work through a dealer network and would therefore benefit from the additional warranty time and maintenance support from Permobil

 

• You chose to private pay for the equipment, and would therefore benefit from a longer warranty and preventative maintenance including a one-time replacement of common wear/tear items

I would benefit from the features of the F5 Corpus VS, what are the next steps?

Prior to trying a power wheelchair with a power standing function, it is necessary to receive medical clearance for standing from your medical team. Your first step would be to reach out to your physician, occupational therapist, or physical therapist to discuss your interest in a power standing wheelchair and obtain the necessary medical clearance.

 

Once you have clearance to stand, contact your Permobil Territory Sales Manager, Clinical Educator, or equipment provider for additional information and to schedule a trial today.

What do the terms Group 3 and Group 4 mean?

Group 3 and Group 4 refer to the coding of the power wheelchair base. Both Group 3 and Group 4 chairs are considered complex rehab technology (CRT). CRT requires a physician face-to-face appointment, an OT/PT evaluation, and an ATP directly involved in the equipment recommendation/selection. For a full description, download the Permobil Power Wheelchair Guide.

 

Group 3: Considered for clients whose mobility limitation is due to a neurological condition, myopathy, or congenital skeletal deformity to qualify under Medicare guidelines. Group 3 bases have expanded functionality and tend to be more adaptable and versatile than less costly Group 2 power mobility bases (e.g., greater power seat function options/ranges, improved suspension, ability to interface alternative drive controls, etc.). The F5 Corpus VS Group 3 has many of the Group 4 base benefits listed below, with a top speed of 5.8 mph

 

Group 4: Typically considered for high activity use. When compared to the Group 3, Group 4 bases are typically designed to: provide maximum stability to accommodate greater amounts of seat elevate, anterior tilt, & standing; include suspension that is designed for multiple terrains to further reduce the transmission of vibration to the wheelchair user; typically have a higher speed motor package; and can typically handle larger obstacles and inclines.

When would I recommend the Group 4 F5 Corpus VS over the Group 3 option?

Scenarios that would benefit from the F5 Corpus VS, Group 4 option include:

 

• Consumer requires a faster driving speed to meet the demands of daily life


• Consumer has a history of high/heavy usage of equipment and would benefit from twice the warranty and the preventative maintenance plan

 

• The equipment was provided in a setting that does not directly work through a dealer network and would therefore benefit from the additional warranty time and maintenance support from Permobil

 

• Funding source will be with the client for the life of the chair and sees the value in a longer warranty and preventative maintenance plan

 

• Individual chooses to private pay for the equipment, and would therefore benefit from a longer warranty and preventative maintenance including a one-time replacement of common wear/tear items

Can my client qualify for the Group 4 base now that there is a Group 3 option?

Your client may still quality for the Group 4 base. Recommendation of the Group 3 or Group 4 option should be based on the client’s functional needs. If the Group 3 option does not meet the client’s functional needs (e.g., a higher top speed is required, the client is a hard user and would benefit from the longer warranty and maintenance package), you may have justification to pursue the Group 4 option. It is important to note that coverage of a Group 4 base varies by funding source.

I’ve heard the power standing function is not covered by insurance, is that true?

Coverage of power standing varies depending on the funding source. While some funding sources may not cover, there are many that will consider coverage with the proper medical and functional justification.

 

It is not uncommon for standing to initially be denied by the funding source. This does not necessarily mean your client will not get their equipment, but it does add time to the process. There are several levels of appeal available that allow for further information to be provided to the insurance company for reconsideration. The equipment provider and you as the clinician are often involved in this process. If you need assistance for an appeal or a denial, click here.

What if power standing is denied?

If the power standing function is denied despite appeal, there are a variety of alternative funding options available to help support items that are functionally and/ or medically required, yet not covered by your client’s funding source. For more information on alternate funding options, click here.

My client would benefit from the features of the F5 Corpus VS, what are the next steps?

Contact your Permobil Territory Sales Manager, Clinical Educator, or equipment provider for additional information and to schedule a trial today

 

Consider reading the Permobil White Paper: A systematic review of the evidence for power standing wheelchairs for a summary of the evidence of the clinical, functional, and psychosocial benefits of power standing

 

Ready to recommend and justify the F5 Corpus VS? Sign-up for free access to funding and justification resources here.

When would I recommend the Group 4 F5 Corpus VS over the Group 3 option?

Scenarios that would benefit from the F5 Corpus VS, Group 4 option include:

 

• Consumer requires a faster driving speed to meet the demands of daily life


• Consumer has a history of high/heavy usage of equipment and would benefit from twice the warranty and the preventative maintenance Plan

 

• The equipment was provided in a setting that does not directly work through a dealer network and would therefore benefit from the additional warranty time and maintenance support from Permobil

 

• Funding source will be with the client for the life of the chair and sees the value in a longer warranty and preventative maintenance plan

 

• Individual chooses to private pay for the equipment, and would therefore benefit from a longer warranty and preventative maintenance including a one-time replacement of common wear/tear items

What if the standing function is denied by my client’s primary funding source?

It is not uncommon for standing to initially be denied by the funding source. You and your client should have the opportunity to appeal if a denial occurs. In preparing for the appeal, if you would like additional funding information and support, click here.

 

If the power standing function is denied despite appeal, there are a variety of alternative funding options available to help support items that are functionally and/ or medically required, yet not covered by your client’s funding source. For more information on alternate funding options, click here.

Do I still have the option to select a conversion package to upgrade the F3 Corpus to the F5 Corpus VS?

No, now that the Group 3 F5 Corpus VS is available, there is no longer a need for the F3 to F5 Corpus VS conversion. If you already have a conversion package quote in our system, we will continue to honor that quote for the life of the quote.

My client’s funding source does not cover a Group 4 base, is there a way to upgrade the Group 3 F5 Corpus VS to the Group 4 F5 Corpus VS?

Yes, it is possible to upgrade a Permobil F5 Corpus VS from the Group 3 to the Group 4 base. When billing the F5 VS as an upgrade from a Group 3 to Group 4, the provider will bill 2 claim lines. The first line identifies the product being provided to the client and the second line identifies the product the client qualifies for under the coverage guidelines. The two claim lines should be billed as followed:

 

• Claim Line #1: K0884 NU BP KH GA

• Claim Line #2: K0861 NU BP KH KB KX GK

 

In this scenario, the client’s financial liability is the difference between the submitted upgrade and the submitted charge for the covered item plus any deductibles and coinsurance. 

Is an ABN required to provide a Group 3 to Group 4 upgrade?

If the provider intends to collect payment from the client for the upgrade, a properly executed ABN is required to inform the client of their financial obligation.

My client would benefit from the features of the F5 Corpus VS, what are the next steps?

Contact your Permobil Territory Sales Manager for additional information and to schedule a trial today

 

Consider reading the Permobil White Paper: A systematic review of the evidence for power standing wheelchairs for a summary of the evidence of the clinical, functional, and psychosocial benefits of power standing

 

Does the clinician you are working with need assistance with justifying the F5 Corpus VS? You or the clinician you are working with may sign-up for free access to funding and justification resources here.

Still have questions on funding? Find a funding representative in your area

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Still have questions on funding? Find a funding representative in your area

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