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CMS offers cover sheet, flowcharts for demo

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03/23/2012

WASHINGTON - The educational materials that CMS released last week shed some light on the logistics of the seven-state PMD demonstration project, but they could be more detailed, industry sources say.

Scooter Store CEO resigns

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03/23/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Doug Harrison, founder and CEO of The Scooter Store, has resigned, effective immediately, the company announced last week.

Scooter Store CEO resigns

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03/22/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Doug Harrison, founder and CEO of The Scooter Store, has resigned, effective immediately, the company announced today.

Harrison resigned to "pursue other interests," the company stated in a press release.

Medtrade Spring preview: Don't let fear get in the way

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03/20/2012

Fear is what prevents more HME providers from offering home modification services, says Bill Stelzer. Providers are scared because they’re equipment people, not contractors, he says, and contractors are afraid because they don’t know HME.

No big changes to ATP planned, new manager says

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03/08/2012

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.

NRRTS backpedals on new standards

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03/02/2012

WALSENBURG, Colo. - NRRTS released new standards for its Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier (CRTS) credential in early February, but after a backlash from registrants, it's holding off from implementing them. 

Prior authorizations will ease pressure, CMS says

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02/24/2012

WASHINGTON - CMS answered a few key questions about the PMD demonstration project during a Special Open Door Forum last week. Among the most important: Will the required prior authorizations help protect providers against post-payment reviews?

Lower error rates by involving patients, clinicians

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02/24/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine - With the DME MACs issuing reports of 80% to 90% error rates for power wheelchairs every quarter, it's clear some providers are having trouble with documentation.

New course offers comprehensive look at rehab

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02/24/2012

PITTSBURGH - An online course will offer everything a new rehab clinician needs to hit the ground running, said Mark Schmeler, lead course developer.

PMD demo: There's still work to do

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02/09/2012

WASHINGTON - The mobility industry scored a major win earlier this month when CMS dropped the prepay review phase of a PMD demonstration project that it now plans to start on or after June 1.

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