Seating clinic services and other services are provided through Development Disability Organizations (CDDOs).
KNI's seating clinic provides wheelchair fitting and adjustment services. Requesting the service does not require a referral from a CDDO.
The typical evaluation takes around two hours.
We discuss your goals for the visit, we might make minor adjustments or repairs (bring parts), do a mat evaluation, take measurements, try out new equipment, do pressure mapping, and then make recommendations as part of a discussion between you, our therapist, anyone you want to include, and the vendor.
Once the evaluation is complete, we will provide a letter to the vendor/medical equipment supplier of your choice, outlining our recommendations. The vendor will seek prior authorization from the funding source (Medicare, insurance, etc.). Once authorization is received, the vendor will order the equipment and you will receive it from them. The vendor can schedule a follow-up visit for you to come back so we can make sure the system is meeting your goals.
Before you come to your appointment:
- Fill out the Seating Clinic Pre-Evaluation form. Your therapist can help you do this, or give us a call if you have any questions/problems. We use this information to write a letter of medical necessity to fund repairs/a new wheelchair from Medicaid, Medicare and insurance companies. Please complete and mail/fax it to us two weeks before the clinic visit.
- Choose your medical equipment supplier and call them to confirm that they can accept benefits from your insurance company or other funding source. Please bring all Medicare, Medicaid and insurance cards and a photo ID to the seating appointment.
- Get a physician’s order/prescription that says “wheelchair seating evaluation” and have them fax it to us at 785-296-7923 or bring it to the clinic. Once the evaluation is complete, the physician will need to fax to your equipment supplier a second order saying either “wheelchair repairs” or “wheelchair” depending on what is needed.
3107 SW 21st
Topeka, KS 66604
Therapists: Ken Lassman and Gail Beale