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ATG carves out more complex rehab

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08/24/2012

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – It’s been a busy summer for ATG Rehab, with acquisitions of the complex rehab businesses of Sayreville, N.J-based Allcare Medical Aug. 1 and Philadelphia-based Associated Medical Specialties July 17.

Provider helps bring wheelchairs out of the doghouse

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08/24/2012

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. – Jay Turner is asking the mobility community to donate wheels for a different kind of HME customer: the four-legged kind. 

Calif. claims may be hit with two reviews

Stakeholders hope claims won't need prepay and prior authorization
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08/24/2012

WASHINGTON – The industry hopes that the prior authorizations required by a new PMD demonstration project will eliminate the need for prepay reviews. That hope will face its first test in California.

'Murderball' not a sport for the meek

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08/24/2012

When Bob Lujano contracted a rare, life-threatening form of meningitis at age nine, there were moments it didn’t seem he’d have a future. The disease cost him all four limbs. Now a bronze medal Paralympic athlete in wheelchair rugby—a.k.a.

Back to basics

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08/24/2012

ATLANTA – Kay Koch had no idea when she first decided to host a small education event that, 10 years later, she would be renting hotel conference rooms to hold a crowd. 

Provide K0005? You’ll need an ATP

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08/23/2012

BALTIMORE – CMS officials don’t believe their decision to lump in K0005 ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs with complex rehab wheelchairs will have much of an impact on providers.

UPitt, NRRTS share findings

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08/17/2012

PITTSBURGH – With the first year of a pilot project to collect outcomes data under their belts, the University of Pittsburgh and NRRTS are now turning their attention toward how to build on that data to influence Medicare policy.

PMD demo details still up in the air

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08/10/2012

WASHINGTON – With just a couple of weeks to go before the start date for the power mobility device demonstration project, there are still a lot of placeholders in the latest draft of the operational guide.

PMD demo start date: Sept. 1

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08/02/2012

WASHINGTON – The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date.

PMD demo: CMS may change stance on accessories

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07/27/2012

WASHINGTON – The newest draft version of an operations guide for the power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project includes a word providers have been hoping to see: accessories.

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