Are you covered by VA medical benefits? If so, the VA can procure a Renegade for you as long as its appropriateness for you can be established. Although Renegade Wheelchairs are not yet on contract (on a GSA/VA schedule contract) the VA can still purchase Renegade products. We’d be happy to assist your VA center with your procurement.
If you’d like to discuss this option as well as other details about the Renegade with us we look forward to talking with you. In the meantime here are some important points and additional resources.
Prosthetics Departments information:
CCR name: Renegade Wheelchairs
Duns Number: 827928297
call 866-964-9309 for additional information needed for your vendor list.
CLINICAL PRACTICE RECOMMENDATION(CPR) FOR ISSUANCE OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT
These are the requirements and guidelines used by the VA regarding the procurement of recreational sports equipment. These are all the things the staff at your VA center, as well as others, must consider and follow in order to procure a Renegade or other recreational equipment for you. You can best facilitate the process by becoming familiar with it. We’ve provided a copy of the document for you here .
Contact Your Regional VA Center
Because the Renegade is more of a recreational/outdoor device rather than a clinical or medical device it may be best for you to work through the recreational department of your VA center. However, VA centers may differ somewhat in their procedures so check with your VA center to learn how they operate regarding recreational and sports equipment.
The VA’s CLINICAL PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS (CPR) FOR ISSUANCE OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT state:
“Recreational Sports Equipment may be issued to those veterans who are seeking to enhance their health and attain higher rehabilitative goals through recreational sports activities..”
And defines recreation as:
“Diversional activities or interests which lead to constructive or productive uses of leisure time that will contribute to the veteran's rehabilitation goals.”
Additionally, The guidelines say that
“Recreational Sports Equipment may be considered for issuance to any veteran who exhibits the loss or loss of use of a body part or function for which adaptive equipment is indicated. The prescribed equipment must be of a nature that it specifically compensates for their loss of use and is designed for individuals with physical disabilities.”
Recreational activities for which the Renegade was designed and that fall within these guidelines include hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing, gardening, and most any other outdoor recreational pursuit.
Proscription & Justification
Any purchase with the VA must be recommended by and justified by VA staff such as therapists, doctors, and the prosthetics staff. Basically they need to be able to establish that:
1. The equipment won’t be harmful to you
2. You are capable of operating the equipment
3. The equipment will enable you to accomplish what you want and need to.
4. That you will use the equipment once you get it
Be prepared to help the VA staff establish these things so that they can obtain the approval needed to acquire a Renegade for you. You can find more details in CLINICAL PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS (CPR) FOR ISSUANCE OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT under “All of the following additional specific indications must be met”.
Procurement Information For The VA
Renegade is not yet ‘on contract’, that is, Renegade has not yet secured a GSA/VA schedule contract, but the VA can still easily purchase Renegade products. Let your VA center know that Renegade is registered in the Central Contractor Register (CCR) under Renegade Wheelchairs and they can obtain our Duns number there. We can also provide them with the few pieces of additional information they’ll need in order to add Renegade to their vendor list. Or you can refer them to this website and to the top of this page. Once Renegade is added to your VA center’s vendor list they can easily purchase products from Renegade
If you’d like, or if you need, more help with the process there are many people and organizations waiting to serve those of you who have served us. Try these:
Paralyzed Veterans Of America (PVA)
Veterans Benefits Department
“For more than 65 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.
Veterans with spinal cord injuries, as well as other veterans needing assistance with VA benefits, entitlements, medical care and other benefits, often rely on PVA's Veterans Benefits Department (VBD). Veterans Benefits Department (VBD) makes up the largest department in Paralyzed Veterans of America dedicated to serving paralyzed veterans. We provide free, comprehensive benefits assistance and advocacy.”
Direct Service Officers
“Veterans are often forced to wage war against the paperwork and bureaucracy of government in order to get medical care or benefits, but they need not be alone in their battles. Here's some good news: American Legion department service officers (DSOs) offer free advice and guidance for veterans who need to deal with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).”
Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW)
National Veterans Service
“…we've got your back. You fulfilled your commitment; now it’s government’s turn. That was the belief upon which VFW was founded and the basis upon which we operate today. As the largest organization of combat veterans, we understand the frustrations that can arise with making a VA claim. That’s why our National Veterans Service (NVS) was created. Our nationwide network of skilled VFW Veterans Service Officers helps you wade through all the bureaucratic red tape, offering you a better opportunity to get the disability claim you deserve. You don’t even need to be a VFW member to take advantage of this free service. As a veteran, this is a service you’ve earned. "