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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.

All treats, no tricks

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11/22/2013

WILMINGTON, N.C. and AKRON, Ohio – 101 Mobility and Miller’s Healthcare Products each used Halloween as an opportunity to give back to their communities, donating time and costumes to area children.

For sale at MITS: Second chances

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11/22/2013

LARGO, Fla. – In the nearly five years since he bought a mobility van company, complex rehab provider Bruce Bayes says he’s seen several wheelchair users who simply can’t afford their own transportation.

Speech therapy a 'good fit'

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11/22/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A new line of speech therapy devices has more than made up for losing out on Round 2 contracts, says provider Doug Westerdahl. 

Stakeholders, CMS talk wheelchair repairs

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11/22/2013

WASHINGTON – When CMS agreed to a meeting to discuss ongoing issues surrounding power mobility device (PMD) repairs, the agency had a rude awakening, industry stakeholders say.

Stakeholders increase outreach for complex rehab bill

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11/19/2013

WASHINGTON – The sponsors of a bill in the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to ramp up support.

Mobility providers ramp up complex rehab businesses

‘You can’t give up,’ says Mark Armstrong
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11/15/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A number of mobility providers that were not offered contracts for standard power have bolstered their existing complex rehab businesses as a way to stay afloat in the wake of Round 2.

Providers stand ready to fill Roadrunner's shoes

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10/25/2013

Roadrunner Mobility, which provides power wheelchair repairs through a nationwide network of technicians, is set to close by the end of this year. But its customers won’t be left in the lurch. 

Petito chases trend in wheelchair seating

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10/25/2013

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Doctors, discharge planners and patients agree: Wheelchair evaluations are better when they’re done in the home.

CMS seeks input

AAHomecare, United Spinal conduct repair polls
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10/25/2013

WASHINGTON – For months, stakeholders have voiced concerns about repairing power wheelchairs under competitive bidding, and now, it looks like CMS is finally ready to listen.

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