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In brief: CRT bill heads to governor’s desk, Roche sues pharmacy network


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation to create a “separate benefit” category for complex rehab technology.

MK Battery supports power soccer


ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery, a longtime supporter of the United States Power Soccer Association, is encouraging the HME industry to support this life-changing, adaptive sport program. Financial contributions help defray costs for the athletes and their families. At the local level, mobility providers can spread the word among their customers or sponsor local teams. For more information: Jim Labas, president, USPSA, or visit

MK Battery taps Merdinger as president


ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery has named Wayne Merdinger as its new president. Merdinger succeeds Mark Wels, who co-founded the company in 1983.

In brief: Stakeholders now await final rule on bidding, MedPAC comments on proposed changes


WASHINGTON ­– A CMS proposed rule that, among other things, outlined changes to the competitive bidding program drew 514 comments by a Sept. 10 deadline.

MK Battery debuts new website


ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery has rolled out a newly designed and enhanced corporate website. Highlighted features include more user-friendly product searches and application cross-referencing, as well as dealer lookup and distribution center locator tools.

In brief: GAO reports on bid program, Lifeway Mobility receives investment


WASHINGTON – The average reduction in payment rates in non-competitive bidding areas for five DME items with the highest expenditures in 2016 was 46%, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Short takes: MK Battery, ResMed, Invacare


In conjunction with NRRTS, MK Battery has received approval for a 0.1 CEU course titled “Battery Technologies.” The one-hour course provides in-depth instruction on the proper selection, installation, care and maintenance of batteries used in power mobili

People news: Dennis Sharpe


Anaheim, Calif.-based MK Battery has announced that Dennis Sharpe, director of global HME business, will retire as of Aug.

MK Battery powers sport


ANAHEIM, Calif. – When 10 national teams met in Kissimee, Fla., in July to compete for top honors in the Federation Internationale De Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup, all of the wheelchairs were powered with batteries from MK Battery, but there was no doubting which team the company was rooting for: Team USA.

US power soccer team takes second place in World Cup


KISSIMEE, Fla. – Team USA has taken second place in the 2017 Fédération Internationale of Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup in Kissimee, Fla. Team USA was going for its third consecutive World Cup win.