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Manuals: Coding decisions cause complications

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10/19/2012

ATLANTA – Two recent coding decisions by the PDAC that involve manual wheelchairs are putting patient access at risk, says Rita Hostak, vice president of government relations for Sunrise Medical.

PMD demo: Approval rate improves

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10/16/2012

GWCC – A month and a half into the PMD demo, things are looking up, says Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products.

As utilization goes, so goes The Scooter Store

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10/05/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Utilization for K0823, the most popular power wheelchair, is down about 25% so far this year—a statistic not lost on The Scooter Store.

PMD demo: 'We have begun'

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09/28/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS officials didn't have much new to share during the Sept. 26 Open Door Forum on the PMD demonstration project, but industry stakeholders had more than a few questions.

UPitt receives $4.5 million for wheelchair study

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09/25/2012

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will lead a five-year, multi-site project studying wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries.

K0823

Overturned audits should be taken into account
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09/25/2012

With the DME MACs consistently posting K0823 error rate percentages in the 80s and 90s, it may seem to the outside world that a large majority of providers are submitting claims for unnecessary power wheelchairs.

101 Mobility franchises gain momentum

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09/25/2012

WILMINGTON, N.C. – 101 Mobility is on its way to becoming a household name, says founder Dave Pazgan.

There's an app for that

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09/25/2012

WASHINGTON – With the power mobility demo emphasizing proper documentation and CMS’s electronic clinical template still in the relatively early stages, template programs can help, developers say. 

Mobility Expert

CRT event debuts next spring

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09/25/2012

ARLINGTON, Va. – NRRTS and NCART will mix things up next spring, combining the five-year tradition of CELA with the Medicaid Summit and a new leadership day.

CRT event debuts next spring

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09/25/2012

 

ARLINGTON, Va. – NRRTS and NCART will mix things up next spring, combining the five-year tradition of CELA with the Medicaid Summit and a new leadership day.

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