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More cuts at The Scooter Store


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – It's going from bad to worse at The Scooter Store, which has announced plans to lay off 220 employees.

What's an RTS?


WASHINGTON – CMS created confusion over acronyms in August when it sent out bulletins about its decision to designate K0005 as complex rehab.

Stakeholders agree: K0005 is complex rehab


WASHINGTON – Stakeholders couldn’t be happier that CMS has designated the K0005 ultra lightweight manual wheelchair as complex rehab.

Wanted: PMD data from demo states


WASHINGTON – Now that the new PMD demo is up and running in seven states, AAHomecare has launched a data collection project to monitor its progress. 

Full steam ahead for PMD demo


WASHINGTON – Despite protest from HME stakeholders, CMS officials stated during an Open Door Forum Aug. 29 that a new power mobility demonstration project would kick off as scheduled Sept. 1.

National complex rehab conference announced


ARLINGTON, Va. – NCART and NRRTS will combine CELA, the National Medicaid Summit and a new CRT Leadership Day into a three-day conference April 30-May 2, 2013, in Arlington, Va. 

AAH: Delay PMD demo


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare on Monday called for CMS to delay a PMD demo scheduled to start Sept. 1 because the agency still hasn’t released a final version of instructions.

ATG carves out more complex rehab


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


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

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.