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Stakeholders increase outreach for complex rehab bill


WASHINGTON – The sponsors of a bill in the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to ramp up support.

Mobility providers ramp up complex rehab businesses

‘You can’t give up,’ says Mark Armstrong

YARMOUTH, Maine – A number of mobility providers that were not offered contracts for standard power have bolstered their existing complex rehab businesses as a way to stay afloat in the wake of Round 2.

Providers stand ready to fill Roadrunner's shoes


Roadrunner Mobility, which provides power wheelchair repairs through a nationwide network of technicians, is set to close by the end of this year. But its customers won’t be left in the lurch. 

Petito chases trend in wheelchair seating


MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Doctors, discharge planners and patients agree: Wheelchair evaluations are better when they’re done in the home.

CMS seeks input

AAHomecare, United Spinal conduct repair polls

WASHINGTON – For months, stakeholders have voiced concerns about repairing power wheelchairs under competitive bidding, and now, it looks like CMS is finally ready to listen.

PMD data not clear-cut, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – Spending on power mobility devices in seven states has dropped nearly 50%, from $20 million in September 2012 to $11 million in June 2013, according to a recent CMS update on the PMD demo.

PMD demo: Spending plummets across the country


WASHINGTON – CMS has cut spending for power mobility devices by more than half since the PMD demo began, according to a Sept. 28 update.

Providers in bid areas see glitch in payments


YARMOUTH, Maine – Some providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas (CBAs) say they’re running into trouble billing for complex rehab accessories.

Q&A with Mike Brogioli

New RESNA chief to ‘connect the dots’

BALTIMORE – Mike Brogioli has a long history of working on behalf of organizations that benefit people with disabilities, including a position as executive director of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.

Numotion grows big, stays local

Provider wins second place in HME Excellence Awards

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – When ATG Rehab and United Seating and Mobility merged in January as Numotion, the new company became a 124-location powerhouse in 39 states.