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In brief: CMS delays F2F rule again, Golden endorses Reverie

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09/13/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS had no choice but to delay—for the second time—enforcement of its face-to-face rule until sometime in 2014, say industry stakeholders. “We just haven’t seen any further education,*” said Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare.

Bidding redirects wheelchair market

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07/24/2013

As it has with several other HME categories, it appears that competitive bidding is causing mobility providers to re-think and re-engineer wheelchair sales. For bid winners, wheelchair provision is, for all intents and purposes, a nonprofit venture.

Lawmakers pressure CMS on licensure issues

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concerns on Capitol Hill, CMS officials have been asked to report to Senate staff on Round 2 of competitive bidding at a briefing on Tuesday.

In brief: Lawmakers, stakeholders seek extended deadline for letter to CMS

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – With Congress on recess until June 3, industry stakeholders hope extending the deadline for a “Dear Colleague” letter will allow time to get more signatures.

In brief: Landauer and Allcare merge, AOPA vs. CMS

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05/17/2013

PLAINVIEW and MT. VERNON, N.Y. – Two New York-based DME providers, Landauer Metropolitan and Allcare Medical, have agreed to merge operations.

Pride/Quantum partner with Comfort Company

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05/14/2013

EXETER, Pa. – A new partnership allows the Comfort Company, a manufacturer of wheelchair seating and positioning products, to sell manual wheelchairs from Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab, according to a press release.

CMS on PMD demo: Denials increase, spending drops

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05/03/2013

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say CMS’s recent update on the PMD demo doesn’t paint the whole picture.

Quantum Rehab expands western branch

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04/30/2013

EXETER, Pa. – Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products, is boosting the production capacity, delivery capabilities, parts inventory and staff support for Quantum Western America, according to a press release.

New focus on market-pricing program

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04/19/2013

WASHINGTON – When the bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) is introduced, it will have lead sponsors on both sides of the aisle, industry stakeholders say.

Industry pokes holes in bid program

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03/08/2013

WASHINGTON – A pair of planned Hill briefings and a “Dear Colleague” letter are turning up the heat on the HME industry’s fight against competitive bidding.

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