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Users make statement in customized wheelchairs

Byond chrome and black: With endless options, wheelchairs are more than just pieces of equipment
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04/25/2014

WASHINGTON, PA. – With lighted casters, colored frames and more, wheelchairs are endlessly customizable. As Progressive Mobility President Brian Matthews recently tweeted, “#wheelchair, it doesn’t have to be boring!”

Veteran advocate takes reins at UsersFirst

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04/25/2014

The United Spinal Association recently tapped wheelchair user and advocate Jenn Wolff to lead its UsersFirst program. She spoke with HME News about what started her on a path of advocacy and what’s on deck for the Jackson Heights, N.Y.-based association.

Industry ‘ready’ for prior auths

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders support CMS’s plans to expand the PMD demo—with a few tweaks.  

“I’m all for it,” said Peggy Walker, billing specialist at VGM. “I’m ready for more prior auths.”

Alliance seeks to preserve presence of indie complex rehab providers

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04/11/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – How do indie complex rehab providers successfully compete against growing national companies? By banding together.

Capped-rental rule takes effect

And it’s already affecting business decisions for complex rehab providers
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04/04/2014

WASHINGTON – Although providers hoped to hear “April Fools,” the rule transitioning certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status went into effect Tuesday as planned.

Wheelinit keeps it simple

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03/28/2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – Lessons learned had everything to do with the stripped-down, rugged and reliable van that the recently-launched Wheelinit sells to wheelchair users, says Managing Member Micah Mitchell.

RESNA takes new stand on restraints, updates stance on standing devices

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03/28/2014

ARLINGTON, Va. – Providers struggling to get standing equipment covered for their patients now have a stronger RESNA document to back them up.

Private equity fuels VMI

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03/28/2014

PHOENIX – Private equity firm Evergreen Pacific Partners has planted its flag in the wheelchair accessible vehicle market, purchasing a majority stake in Vantage Mobility International (VMI).

MS Society prioritizes complex rehab bills

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03/21/2014

WASHINGTON – The high-profile National Multiple Sclerosis Society has made passing legislation to create a separate benefit for complex rehab one of its legislative priorities for 2014.

MS Society throws weight behind complex rehab bills

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03/18/2014

WASHINGTON – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has made bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab one of its legislative priorities for 2014.

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