Effective June1, 2022: E0986 is a Texas Medicaid Benefit

May 20, 2022

What is New?

Effective for dates of services on or after June 1, 2022, push-rim activated power assist wheelchair (PAPAW) system procedure code E0986 will become a benefit for Texas Medicaid. 

New Benefit Description for the PAPAW Includes:

  • Statement of Benefits
  • Prior Authorization
  • Reimbursement
  • Modifications

Additional Information:

Beginning June 1, 2022, additional PAPAW benefit language will be published in the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, Durable Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, and Nutritional Products Handbook.


Link to TMHP provider notifications:

Push-Rim Activated Power Assist Wheelchair (PAPAW) System Procedure Code E0986 to Become a Benefit Effective June 1, 2022

Reimbursement Rate Changes and Updates for Texas Medicaid Procedure Codes Effective June 1, 2022


For questions or additional information:

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to other third-party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organization. Any questions regarding those organizations should be addressed to them directly. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider