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Permobil adds power assist to portfolio


LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired MAX Mobility, the Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of the SmartDrive power assist device.

MAX Mobility’s most recent release, the SmartDrive MX2+ with PushTracker, works on virtually any manual wheelchair on the market.

Complex rehab stakeholders ‘pick up pace’ for manuals


WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders scored a big win when CMS used its authority to stop reimbursement cuts for accessories for complex power wheelchairs, but their job is only half done.

CMS limits K0108 for manual wheelchairs


WASHINGTON – CMS has taken away a Medicare beneficiary’s “right to choose,” now that providers aren’t allowed to use K0108 for titanium or heavy duty upgrades for manual wheelchairs, industry stakeholders say.

NCART fights for separate billing


WASHINGTON – NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS’s decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.

Rowheels pulls not pushes

Heavily backed company has potential to shake up manual wheelchair market

FITCHBURG, Wis. – Rowheels, the makers of pull-based geared wheels for manual wheelchairs, will use a recent round of funding to roll out a new product with more mass appeal.

New wheelchair technology attracts investment


FITCHBURG, Wis. – Rowheels, the developer of a reverse propulsion technology for manual wheelchairs, has secured a $1.5 million investment led by WISC Partners, a Madison, Wis.-based strategic operating capital fund.

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair review


INDIANAPOLIS – So far, few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including adult tilt-in-space models (E1161).

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair prepay probe


INDIANAPOLIS – Few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected so far by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including the adult tilt-in-space models, coded E1161.

Permobil buys TiLite


LEBANON, Tenn. – Calling it a “natural fit,” Permobil has acquired TiLite, the two companies announced today.

Pride, Quantum give manuals their due


EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab hope to give some TLC to their line of manual wheelchairs through a new partnership with Comfort Company.