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PMD data not clear-cut, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – Spending on power mobility devices in seven states has dropped nearly 50%, from $20 million in September 2012 to $11 million in June 2013, according to a recent CMS update on the PMD demo.

PMD demo: Spending plummets across the country


WASHINGTON – CMS has cut spending for power mobility devices by more than half since the PMD demo began, according to a Sept. 28 update.

Providers in bid areas see glitch in payments


YARMOUTH, Maine – Some providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas (CBAs) say they’re running into trouble billing for complex rehab accessories.

Q&A with Mike Brogioli

New RESNA chief to ‘connect the dots’

BALTIMORE – Mike Brogioli has a long history of working on behalf of organizations that benefit people with disabilities, including a position as executive director of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.

Numotion grows big, stays local

Provider wins second place in HME Excellence Awards

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – When ATG Rehab and United Seating and Mobility merged in January as Numotion, the new company became a 124-location powerhouse in 39 states.

Stakeholders prep complex rehab bill to pass


ORLAND, Fla. – The time between now and Thanksgiving is key to passing a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab by the end of this year, NCART’s Don Clayback told Medtrade attendees last week.

What’s The Scooter Store’s legacy?

‘If it can happen to The Scooter Store, it can happen to anyone’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Stakeholders expect the downfall of The Scooter Store to have several lasting effects on the power mobility industry.

Hasco launches new crowdfunding site


LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Accessible vehicles are expensive, but most wheelchair users can’t get from Point A to Point B without them.

Hasco Medical hopes its new site,, will help.

PMD Demo: CMS's takeaway


HME News reached out to CMS in September to ask for its thoughts on the PMD demo after one year. Here’s what the agency had to say:

How is the demo going?

The Scooter Store: ‘A house of cards’


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Being shut out from Rounds 1 and 2 of competitive bidding was the last straw for the nation’s largest mobility provider.