Power Operated Vehicle

Power Operated Vehicle (POV)
Face-To-Face
Partnership Documentation Checklist

Medical Records (Report of the face-to-face mobility examination written in medical records.)

  1. What is the patient’s mobility limitation and how does it interfere with the performance of activities of daily living?
  2. Why can’t a cane or walker meet this patient’s mobility needs in the home?
  3. Does this patient have the physical and mental abilities to transfer into a POV and to operate it safely in the home?
  4. A physical examination was performed relevant to the patients mobility needs.
  5. Patient does not have sufficient upper extremity function to self-propel an optimally-configured manual wheelchair.
  6. Patient’s functional mobility deficit can be sufficiently resolved by the use of a power operated vehicle.
  7. The patient is able to safely transfer to and from POV, and operate the tiller steering system, and maintain postural stability and position while operating the POV in home.
  8. Delineate the history of events that led to the request for the PMD.
  9. Copy of any history of the present condition (s) and past medical history that is relevant to mobility needs.
PMD Prescription (Seven Element Order Form)
  1. Beneficiary's name.
  2. Description of the item.
  3. Date of completion face-to-face examination.
  4. Diagnosis and conditions that the PMD is expected to modify.
  5. Length of need.
  6. Physician signature.
  7. Date the prescription was written.

Detailed Written Order (Provided by supplier after examination.)

  1. Beneficiary name.
  2. Detailed description of the item(s) to be provided.
  3. Treating physician’s signature and date order signed.
  4. Start date of order (if the start date is different than the signature date).

Sample Medical Records (Report of the face-to-face mobility examination.)
The face-to-face mobility examination was performed on (John Doe - March 1, 2011). A physical examination was performed relevant to the patients mobility needs, his diagnosis of (osteoarthritis, generative joint disease, coronary artery disease and COPD) severely impair the patient’s ability to ambulate and interferes with the ability to perform activities of daily living in his home.

The patient does not have the (strength or balance) to use a cane or walker safely and does not have sufficient upper extremity function to propel a manual wheelchair. The patient can transfer and operate the POV safely and his functional mobility deficit can be sufficiently resolved safely by the use of a power operated vehicle.