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Provide K0005? You’ll need an ATP


BALTIMORE – CMS officials don’t believe their decision to lump in K0005 ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs with complex rehab wheelchairs will have much of an impact on providers.

UPitt, NRRTS share findings


PITTSBURGH – With the first year of a pilot project to collect outcomes data under their belts, the University of Pittsburgh and NRRTS are now turning their attention toward how to build on that data to influence Medicare policy.

PMD demo details still up in the air


WASHINGTON – With just a couple of weeks to go before the start date for the power mobility device demonstration project, there are still a lot of placeholders in the latest draft of the operational guide.

PMD demo start date: Sept. 1


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.