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Demo set to arrive in 12 new states

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.

What’s the real story?

Stakeholders respond to Post story on power wheelchair fraud
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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent story in the Washington Post highlighting power wheelchair fraud is simply rehashing old news at the cost of highlighting current problems, industry stakeholders say.

CMS applies ‘logic’ to documentation requirements for repairs

'It's a home run; it's not a grand slam'
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08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – In the face of mounting pressure from industry stakeholders and advocacy groups, CMS has changed its tune about documentation requirements for wheelchair repairs.

CMS modifies repair policy

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08/26/2014

WASHINGTON – It appears HME providers will now be able to repair equipment, such as power wheelchairs, without having to find the original medical necessity documentation from the original provider, AAHomecare reports.

Complex rehab giants turn to new leaders

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08/22/2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn., and ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The race is on: Complex rehab giants National Seating & Mobility (NSM) and Numotion have each tapped outside talent to take the reins as both companies look to continue growth.

'They had to look us straight in the eye"

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08/22/2014

Activists say United Spinal’s third-annual Roll on Capitol Hill was empowering.

Kansas City resident Shantelle Rockman has done some local lobbying, but the June event was her first time lobbying at the national level.

New CEO preaches technology, inclusion

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08/22/2014

Joe Gaskins coordinated a project to move Keiko, the orca of Free Willy fame, to freedom in Iceland. Now, Gaskins, the new president and CEO of the United Spinal Association, is ready for a different challenge.

Provider keeps moving forward

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08/22/2014

LAS VEGAS – A patient was once so terrified of his new wheelchair he couldn’t use it; five years later, he wheels around in it like a pro.

CMS answers questions about PMD demo

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS officials assured providers during a Special Open Door Forum last week that there won’t be any surprises when the PMD demo rolls into 12 new states Oct. 1.

Mobility providers balk at single code system

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08/08/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Mobility providers aren’t lining up to support a CMS proposal to describe, and pay for, standard manual and standard power wheelchairs each under a single code.  

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