Bilateral AK's and medicare

Posted By: David Sulis on April 22, 2013

áI have a PT who is a Bilateral AKA and he hasáused stubbies for 1 year and he is interested in C legs. My concern is that it is hard to prove that he would every reach the K level to justify this style of legs with MEDICARE. He currently walks in his stubbies everyday iná his homeá for over 1 hour but not out side b/c he does not like people looking at him. Heáhas good upper body strength and good lower body strength but has not used knee as ofáyet. áTo top it offááhe is also aáVET, áand the VET hx stated that he need to walk 100 ft before he could rec this style of legs and after he became mad they told him that he is no longer welcomed at the VET HX. . SO I am stuck wáMEDICARE.áI am wondering if there is any exceptions for bilateral that I have not heard of. Any assistance would be helpful. Thank you David Sulis CPO

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