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CMS: Accessories not part of PMD demo

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06/29/2012

BALTIMORE – Providers want to know: how do you determine the medical necessity of a power wheelchair when you don't consider the accessories added to meet a patient's needs?

In brief: USM gains Tennessee footprint in new deal

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06/22/2012

ST. LOUIS – United Seating and Mobility (USM) announced June 1 that it finalized a stock purchase of Medical Mobility. Medical Mobility will continue to operate out of three Teneessee locations as a wholly-owned subsidiary of USM.

Rehab committee makes connections

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06/22/2012

STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) Rehab Committee has spent its inaugural year doing just what it intended: help members connect on mobility issues. 

Breakdown study: Wheelchairs at risk

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06/22/2012

PITTSBURGH – A recent study found that 53% of wheelchair users reported one or more breakdowns that required repairs in a six-month period, with Medicare and Medicaid patients the most affected.

Phoenix rises from Fuller's ashes

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06/22/2012

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – When Fuller Rehab went bankrupt in 2011, James Rogers felt the company left its employees, patients and vendors in the lurch.

No template—electronic or otherwise—anytime soon

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06/15/2012

WASHINGTON – Providers who were hopeful that the proposed electronic clinical template for power wheelchairs would be ready for this summer’s demonstration project were disappointed last week.

Five-year rule haunts mobility providers

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06/15/2012

WASHINGTON – The five-year “reasonable useful lifetime” rule for capped rental items has been on the books for years, but mobility providers are just starting to feel its sting.

Scooter Store: 'Whatever is going on is not good for our industry'

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06/08/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – What’s behind all the recent changes at The Scooter Store?

Q&A: Dr. Doran Edwards

Want to increase access to new technology? Research smarter
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06/07/2012

BALTIMORE – How does research influence public policy—and vice versa? Providers and clinicians who participate in research to help get new technology to patients sooner should keep this relationship in mind, says Dr.

ATG Rehab keeps patients in the loop

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06/01/2012

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – Clients getting wheelchairs from ATG Rehab now have the option of getting something else: text messages and emails.

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