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NCART, NRRTS organize call-in day in conjunction with conference

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04/28/2014

WASHINGTON – If you’re not one of the 200 people who will be descending on Capitol Hill this week for the National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference, you can still particip

Users make statement in customized wheelchairs

Byond chrome and black: With endless options, wheelchairs are more than just pieces of equipment
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04/25/2014

WASHINGTON, PA. – With lighted casters, colored frames and more, wheelchairs are endlessly customizable. As Progressive Mobility President Brian Matthews recently tweeted, “#wheelchair, it doesn’t have to be boring!”

Veteran advocate takes reins at UsersFirst

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04/25/2014

The United Spinal Association recently tapped wheelchair user and advocate Jenn Wolff to lead its UsersFirst program. She spoke with HME News about what started her on a path of advocacy and what’s on deck for the Jackson Heights, N.Y.-based association.

Industry ‘ready’ for prior auths

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders support CMS’s plans to expand the PMD demo—with a few tweaks.  

“I’m all for it,” said Peggy Walker, billing specialist at VGM. “I’m ready for more prior auths.”

Alliance seeks to preserve presence of indie complex rehab providers

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04/11/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – How do indie complex rehab providers successfully compete against growing national companies? By banding together.

Capped-rental rule takes effect

And it’s already affecting business decisions for complex rehab providers
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04/04/2014

WASHINGTON – Although providers hoped to hear “April Fools,” the rule transitioning certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status went into effect Tuesday as planned.

Wheelinit keeps it simple

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03/28/2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – Lessons learned had everything to do with the stripped-down, rugged and reliable van that the recently-launched Wheelinit sells to wheelchair users, says Managing Member Micah Mitchell.

RESNA takes new stand on restraints, updates stance on standing devices

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03/28/2014

ARLINGTON, Va. – Providers struggling to get standing equipment covered for their patients now have a stronger RESNA document to back them up.

Private equity fuels VMI

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03/28/2014

PHOENIX – Private equity firm Evergreen Pacific Partners has planted its flag in the wheelchair accessible vehicle market, purchasing a majority stake in Vantage Mobility International (VMI).

MS Society prioritizes complex rehab bills

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03/21/2014

WASHINGTON – The high-profile National Multiple Sclerosis Society has made passing legislation to create a separate benefit for complex rehab one of its legislative priorities for 2014.

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