Contact: Sen. Leah Vukmir
MADISON, Wis. — On Monday, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill authored by state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, to allow people in need of special, individually tailored medical equipment for complex medical conditions to maximize independence and lessen health care costs.
“The amazing advancement of technology and research is allowing more people to stay in their homes longer,” Vukmir said. “I am proud to pass this bill that will allow patients with complex medical conditions to have access to these devices that allow them to live independently and improve the quality of their lives.”
The new law will provide access for Medical Assistance patients to complex rehabilitation technology. This equipment includes manual and power wheelchairs, adaptive seating and positioning and other specialized equipment customized to meet an individual’s physical and medical needs.
“I am pleased that with this change in law, this specialized, life-changing medical equipment will help patients improve their daily lives and stretch their health care dollars,” Vukmir said.