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Survive first phase of PMD demo

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12/22/2011

WASHINGTON - The only way to survive the first phase of the power mobility device (PMD) demonstration project is to make sure your documentation is up to snuff, stakeholders say.

PMD stakeholders battle new demo

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12/15/2011

WASHINGTON - With a new demonstration project calling for prepay reviews and prior authorizations for power mobility devices (PMDs) just weeks away, stakeholders are pulling out all the stops to delay it or get rid of it altogether.

Wheelchair providers react to new demo

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12/08/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - Wheelchair providers may be in favor of the prior authorization phase of the new PMD demo--if they can survive the prepay review phase.

One major concern for providers about prepay reviews: the potential cash flow problems.

CMS details PMD demo

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12/01/2011

WASHINGTON - Physicians and practitioners, not HME providers, will submit prior authorization requests for power mobility devices (PMDs) to CMS in the second phase of a new demonstration project, officials told listeners during a Dec. 2 Special Open Door Forum.

Wanted: Bipartisan launch for complex rehab bill

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12/01/2011

WASHINGTON - The search is on for a Republican co-sponsor for a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology (CRT), NCART Executive Director Don Clayback told listeners during a Nov. 28 conference call.

Complex rehab: Out of Round 2, but in demo

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11/30/2011

WASHINGTON - CMS announced Nov. 30 that it removed ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs, gimbaled ventilator trays, and push activated power assist devices from the standard wheelchair product category for Round 2. 

Hoveround moves beyond commercials

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11/22/2011

SARASOTA, Fla. – For the first time in the company's history, Hoveround has created an infomercial to showcase its power wheelchair.

United Spinal leader to speak at CELA 2012

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11/21/2011

WASHINGTON - Paul Tobin is ready to share a new perspective with CRT providers: the user's. He'll get his chance at CELA 2012, set for April 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel-Crystal City, as keynote speaker.

ATP launches home modifications business

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11/21/2011

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - Cindi Petito has seen demand for home modifications grow during the past decade.

New demo scrutinizes PMD claims

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11/18/2011

WASHINGTON – The HME industry was blindsided this week when CMS announced that providers in seven states would need to go through prepay reviews and prior authorizations for power mobility device (PMD) claims. 

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