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Q&A: Outcomes that matter

Ride Designs sees value in outcomes based on studies
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12/22/2015

LITTLETON, Colo.

United Spinal promotes providers

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12/22/2015

NEW YORK – United Spinal Association now offers home medical equipment providers a way to generate leads and increase traffic to their websites.

Providers react to Hoveround audit

‘It could happen to any one of us’
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12/18/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Mobility providers aren’t surprised by the Office of Inspector General’s call for Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million, they say. 

UPitt: ground zero for mobility apps

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12/18/2015

PITTSBURGH – While it may seem like there’s a disproportionately low number of mobile apps for wheelchair users compared to COPD or sleep therapy patients, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are working hard to change that.

Stakeholders throw Hail Mary to protect accessories

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12/18/2015

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have successfully staved off CMS's plan to apply competitive bid pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs for at least one year.

Changing PMD rules create moving target

Did OIG use right rules for right time period?
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12/11/2015

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Office of Inspector General’s recent audit of mobility giant Hoveround raises questions about how the agency applies standards and extrapolates overpayment amounts.

OIG to Hoveround: Pay back $27 million

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12/04/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) wants Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says do not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.

Big names bring star power to home access market

‘The market is only tapping—at most—15% of its potential’
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11/25/2015

Editor’s note: Previously, we ran stories about former Numotion exec Paul Bergantino and National Seating & Mobility getting into this market. This week, we look at what it means when complex rehab’s biggest names get into a market full force.

PMD claims: get the documentation you want

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11/23/2015

ATLANTA – It takes a village to file a PMD claim, which is why it’s so important for physicians, therapists and providers to be on the same page, said a panel of industry experts during a session at Medtrade in October.
But that’s easier said than done.

Codes on hold

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11/23/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has decided not to pursue plans to implement new miscellaneous codes for DME and wheelchair components or accessories, but that doesn’t mean they won’t later down the road.

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