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Cortec Group corners ramp, lift market


NEW YORK – Cortec Group, a New York-based private equity firm, now has a stake in both a manufacturer and a provider of ramps, lifts and other mobility equipment.

Behind the scenes

CRT stakeholders off and running with companion bills

WASHINGTON – Tenacious efforts by providers, consumers and manufacturers led to last week’s introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab, stakeholders say.

Senators introduce CRT bill


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders now have bills in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology (CRT).

Filling the void left by The Scooter Store


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – When The Scooter Store, the industry’s largest provider of power mobility devices, is wounded, what does it mean for those providers left standing?

CMS on PMD demo: Denials increase, spending drops


WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say CMS’s recent update on the PMD demo doesn’t paint the whole picture.

Update on PMD demo: Spending drops 50%


BALTIMORE – Spending on power mobility devices (PMDs) has taken a nosedive ever since CMS implemented a demonstration project that requires providers to submit prior authorization requests before supplying equipment.

Q&A: WIP your company into shape


ERIE, Pa. – As profit margins get tighter and competition heats up, providers need to focus on efficiencies, says Jim Noland, president of Presque Isle Medical Technologies.

Demo frustrates in Jurisdiction B


WASHINGTON – Sending in each power wheelchair prior authorization request to the DME MAC multiple times has added more than a month of wait time for patients, says provider Lu Ann Davis.

Former employees sue over stock plan


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Scooter Store founder Doug Harrison and others who managed the company’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) now face a lawsuit by former employees. 

The Scooter Store proposes 'aggressive' sale


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The future of The Scooter Store is in the hands of prospective buyers now that it has filed for bankruptcy.