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Tools aim for paperless, flawless documentation

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01/03/2014

WASHINGTON – With error rates for power wheelchairs consistently hovering around 50%—or more—providers say it’s time to bring technology into the equation.

High error rate for PMDs sticks

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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – CGS, the Jurisdiction D DME MAC, released an overview of its K0823 prepay review activity this month, and the results are ugly.

Lawmakers rally troops

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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Sponsors of S. 948, a Senate bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter the week of Nov. 18 to help increase that bill’s six-member co-sponsor tally.

DMR Corp. speeds to foundation's rescue

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12/20/2013

What would it be like to provide a wheelchair to a client that is exactly what he or she needs, without having to worry about insurance coverage?

Armadillos? Van rental fleets? A brave new rehab world

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12/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Whether it’s due to the financial realities of providing power mobility at competitive bidding rates or living without Medicare at all, providers say the old way of doing things just doesn’t work anymore.

PMD template: Time to re-engage, stakeholders say

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12/06/2013

WASHINGTON – A proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs) is now being tested.

Start date for complex rehab capped rentals: April 1

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12/06/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – In last week’s HME Newswire story, “Final rule proves ‘CMS does not understand complex rehab,’” we reported the wrong start date for reclassifying certain complex rehab equipment as capped-rental items.

Court ruling boosts Hasco’s biz

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12/04/2013

ADDISON, Texas – Hasco Medical has received orders for $2.5 million worth of handicap accessible taxicabs, the company announced today.

The orders represent about 80 taxicabs that will be deployed in the New York City market.

Final rule proves ‘CMS does not understand complex rehab,’ stakeholders say

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11/27/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are shaking their heads in disbelief at a final rule that makes certain complex rehab equipment capped-rental items effective April 1.

Reporter's notebook: Walker hits the ground running

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11/22/2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – Stakeholders may have thought they were losing a powerful complex rehab advocate when Weesie Walker retired last December, but as the new interim executive director of NRRTS, she is back in the game.

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