A Letter of Medical Necessity is a detailed prescription that a therapist or physician writes to be submitted to the insurance provider. The letter is client specific and lists the diagnosis and the needs of the patient in order to help them with daily tasks and therapies. Any additional equipment, accessories, or seating options that may be significant to the user, should be included as well. The letter can be specific and explain why only this specific equipment will work.
The letter should explain which Convaid wheelchair you are requesting, what is unique about the Convaid chair, and how it will improve the user’s function.
If applicable, you should even include any other equipment that was previously tried and used and the reason it was not appropriate for the user. Pictures can be helpful and should be submitted as needed.