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Sun Capital: Cleaning house?


No sooner had word spread that Doug Harrison had stepped down as CEO of The Scooter Store, than industry sources began to speculate on whether investor Sun Capital was behind the move. Here’s what a couple had to say:

New bill energizes CELA attendees

'We've moved into a new arena,' Clayback says

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders attending CELA last week took to the Hill with a new and powerful tool: a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, something they've been fighting for since 2009.

Separate benefit bill introduced


WASHINGTON - It's been several years in the making, but the long-awaited bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab was introduced yesterday.

CMS working out details of electronic template

Providers say they'd like a paper option, too

BALTIMORE - Providers who want to print a hard copy of the electronic clinical template and give it to physicians to fill out during the face-to-face exam should be careful, CMS says.

Stakeholders still expect bill by CELA


WASHINGTON - A bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab should be introduced the week of April 16--just in time for the National Call-in Day and CELA on April 18 and 19, respectively, say industry stakeholders. 

Vehicle modifications: Association requires certification


TAMPA, Fla. - Provider Dave Chesnut says sales for the vehicle modifications side of his business have picked up since he locked in his Quality Assurance Program (QAP) certification.

Template for power wheelchairs holds promise


WASHINGTON - CMS's decision to develop a template to help physicians with documentation for power wheelchairs has been a long time coming, industry stakeholders say.

No big changes to ATP planned


ARLINGTON, Va. - Eric Nepomuceno may be just weeks into his new job as RESNA's certification and education manager, but he's sure of one thing already--the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) credential is fine just the way it is.

Users add their voices to efforts


WASHINGTON - United Spinal Association and UsersFirst in February launched a series of webinars that will educate consumers about wheeled mobility and advocacy.

Martin Szmal: 'Mobility is all I do—it's my niche'


NANTICOKE, Pa. - Many in the industry know Martin Szmal from his work at Pride Mobility Products for the past 15 years, most recently as reimbursement coordinator for Quantum Rehab. He recently struck out on his own as a mobility reimbursement and compliance consultant, and is taking what he's learned about the industry and passing it on to providers around the country. Szmal recently told HME News about his new venture, The Mobility Consultants.