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Early results mixed, but optimism reigns

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10/24/2012

HME News reached out to providers in September to find out how the PMD demo was going.

The verdict: “It’s too soon to tell.”

Early results mixed, but optimism reigns

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10/24/2012

 

HME News reached out to providers in September to find out how the PMD demo was going.

The verdict: “It’s too soon to tell.”

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. 

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