WHILL targets Medicare market with new product
SAN FRANCISCO – WHILL has received FDA clearance for its Model M, paving the way for doctors to prescribe the power wheelchair as a medical device. WHILL already offers its Model A for cash sale. Model M keeps the four-wheel drive, patented all-direction wheels and sleek design of the Model A, but also offers customizable features like arm and back supports, and ankle huggers. WHILL also plans to apply for a HCPCS code for Medicare reimbursement. “FDA clearance is inline with our mission to change the perception of mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and scooters, which are often stigmatized for having a clinical appearance,” the company stated in an email.