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PMD demo start date: Sept. 1

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08/02/2012

WASHINGTON – The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date.

PMD demo: CMS may change stance on accessories

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07/27/2012

WASHINGTON – The newest draft version of an operations guide for the power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project includes a word providers have been hoping to see: accessories.

Showroom lets users 'see, touch, feel' complex rehab

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07/27/2012

DENVER, Colo. – Provider Patrick Mahncke doubled his square footage in June to add something he’d never seen before: a complex rehab showroom. 

Template trouble: Change worries stakeholders

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07/13/2012

BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders aren't pleased with one aspect of the newest version of the proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs): the removal of anything referencing use outside the home.

The Scooter Store names new CEO

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07/03/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Martin "Marty" Landon will take the top post at The Scooter Store on July 30, the company announced today. 

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.

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