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PMD demo is working

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02/20/2015

BALTIMORE – Spending on power mobility devices (PMDs) continues to decrease in PMD demo states and non-demo states alike.

Seating and mobility find home at APTA

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02/20/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Physical Therapy Association has established a new special interest group, Assistive Technology/Seating and Wheeled Mobility, to provide practitioners with a forum for communication and education.

HASCO ends 2014 on high note

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02/17/2015

ADDISON, Texas – HASCO Medical, a provider of wheelchair accessible vans, parts and service, expects net revenues of about $22.7 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, a 15% increase compared to $19.7 million for the same period in 2013.

PMD claims without G codes spell trouble, OIG says

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02/13/2015

WASHINGTON – Providers shouldn’t be held responsible for power mobility device (PMD) claims without G codes, stakeholders say.

CMS stuns with stance on accessories

‘Misapplication’ could mean 25% reduction in reimbursement for complex rehab accessories
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02/06/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has released an FAQ indicating that competitive bid pricing for standard wheelchair accessories will be applied to complex rehab wheelchair accessories as part of a national expansion of the program slated for Jan. 1, 2016.

San Diego provider offers rent to own

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01/23/2015

SAN DIEGO – When provider Erica Sell saw online companies offering rent-to-own home medical equipment, she said to herself, “I can do that.”

Year in review: Capped rentals, repairs, bundling and bungling

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01/23/2015

Though I’ve only held this post for four months, after reviewing this year’s list of top mobility stories, there is one trend that stands out—even to a newbie: Providers are fed up with CMS.  

Complex rehab conference: ‘Let’s push this over the finish line’

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01/23/2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – Change of plans. The National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference has been moved from mid-March to April 21-23. 

PMD claims without G code are suspect, OIG says

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01/23/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) calls into question claims for power mobility devices (PMDs) without corresponding G-code claims in a new report.

Complex rehab document needs work

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01/09/2015

BETHESDA, Md. – The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recently voted against a motion to ratify a position paper that defines professional practice for complex rehab in occupational therapy (OT).

The reason? Content.

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