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Reporter's notebook: "Don't sit and wait'


It seems like every time CMS releases a new policy, another HME provider closes its doors, which is why expanding in this industry can sometimes be an accomplishment in and of itself. 

CRT stakeholders want to be ‘front of line’ in January


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are gearing up for the 114th Congress after the last one ended without passing bills in the House of Representatives or the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

PMD demo removes ‘mystery’


WASHINGTON – The expansion of Medicare’s PMD demonstration project has many providers tickled pink. 

The demo expanded to 12 additional states on Oct. 1, bringing the total number to 19.

Home Health Depot offloads complex rehab


INDIANAPOLIS – Home Health Depot (HHD) took the phrase, “Jack of all trades, master of none” to heart when it sold its complex rehab technology division to National Seating & Mobility. 

Q&A: 'All about increasing standards'


Mike Osborn was recently named president of the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS). He is the co-owner of Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment in Ozark, Mo. Osborn joined the board of NRRTS eight years ago.

Buffalo Wheelchair improves efficiency


ATLANTA – Eight years ago, Buffalo Wheelchair was printing all of their claims on pin fed carbon copy 1500 forms, folding and mailing them, one by one. 

Aeroflow turns to TV


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – No stranger to television advertising, Aeroflow first hit the small screen about five years ago with its power mobility products. Now the provider is back for seconds. 

Bundling 'problematic' for power wheelchairs


WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders are deeply concerned about CMS’s plan to bundle payments for power wheelchairs and the impact that will have on patients and providers’ bottom lines. 

NSM adds to roster


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s not every day that a company grows by nine branches and 200 employees, but for National Seating & Mobility (NSM), that day was a very good day, indeed.

NSM launches RehabAIR


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has launched a new digital tool to maximize client services. 

It’s called RehabAIR, and it’s available on handheld tablet devices.