Merlexi Craft Healthcare Professional Information
Merlexi Craft™: Lightweight Wheelchairs for Rehab and Permanent Use
You work with the disabled every day and see the effects that traditional wheelchairs can have on a person who is physically handicapped. The sling seats cause pressure sores and poor posture. The weight and awkward nature of the wheelchair makes people reluctant to ask others for help to go shopping, to church, or to attend events.
You are in a position to make a difference to improve the quality of life for your clients – whether they need rehab wheelchairs temporarily, or are looking for lightweight wheelchairs for permanent use.
Recommending Merlexi Craft™ wheelchairs for rehab to your clients and to your place of work (if your office or organization buys wheelchairs for your patients’ use), you will:
- Improve Your Clients’ Lives. Our rehab wheelchairs incorporate FormFold™ seating technology, giving your clients 24/7 comfort with perfectly-proportioned, solid, contoured seats. Plus, our completely customizable colors and fabrics allow your clients to express their individual style and personality – improving their attitude, self-image, and approach toward life.
- Lower Your Company’s Costs. Healthcare providers purchase inexpensive wheelchairs for rehab. But, these wheelchairs break on average three times a year, and are usually discarded after three years. In contrast, Merlexi Craft™ rehab wheelchairs endured six times the ANSI and FDA required durability testing at the University of Pittsburgh without failure. With no breakage, you don’t have to spend money on repairs or replacements for your rehab wheelchairs. Purchase once – use forever!
Interested in learning more? Call us at 1-800-959-4765 or send us an email with your questions or comments and one of our representatives will be in touch with you shortly.
Special Notice Regarding Medicare Reimbursement
Merlexi Craft™ is Medicare coded, but is not a Medicare provider. Therefore, as a medical professional, you will need to make a statement of medical necessity on DMERC form 02.03B if you are recommending that a patient receive a wheelchair. Please bear in mind that Medicare reimbursement for K0004 and K0005 chairs require that the mobility impaired have a need for a wheelchair for home use (their mobility needs outside of the home are not considered by Medicare). For that reason, it is important that you focus on the home needs of the patient in the Medicare documentation, namely:
- Patient cannot navigate with canes, crutches or walkers and needs and wants to use a wheelchair more than 2 hours a day for activities of daily living.
- Individual cannot manage the heavier chairs because of physical limitations.