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Experience drives provider to offer fuller product line

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01/24/2014

ADDISON, Texas – When complex rehab provider Tim Robinson was injured and needed a wheelchair seven years ago, he had to figure out how to travel from place to place and even within his own home on his own.

Decision doesn’t solve repair woes, stakeholders say

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01/17/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision to pay for repairs for capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24, is a step in the right direction, but not a solution, industry stakeholders say.

Tools aim for paperless, flawless documentation

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01/03/2014

WASHINGTON – With error rates for power wheelchairs consistently hovering around 50%—or more—providers say it’s time to bring technology into the equation.

High error rate for PMDs sticks

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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – CGS, the Jurisdiction D DME MAC, released an overview of its K0823 prepay review activity this month, and the results are ugly.

Lawmakers rally troops

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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Sponsors of S. 948, a Senate bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter the week of Nov. 18 to help increase that bill’s six-member co-sponsor tally.

DMR Corp. speeds to foundation's rescue

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12/20/2013

What would it be like to provide a wheelchair to a client that is exactly what he or she needs, without having to worry about insurance coverage?

Armadillos? Van rental fleets? A brave new rehab world

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12/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Whether it’s due to the financial realities of providing power mobility at competitive bidding rates or living without Medicare at all, providers say the old way of doing things just doesn’t work anymore.

PMD template: Time to re-engage, stakeholders say

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12/06/2013

WASHINGTON – A proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs) is now being tested.

Start date for complex rehab capped rentals: April 1

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12/06/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – In last week’s HME Newswire story, “Final rule proves ‘CMS does not understand complex rehab,’” we reported the wrong start date for reclassifying certain complex rehab equipment as capped-rental items.

Court ruling boosts Hasco’s biz

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12/04/2013

ADDISON, Texas – Hasco Medical has received orders for $2.5 million worth of handicap accessible taxicabs, the company announced today.

The orders represent about 80 taxicabs that will be deployed in the New York City market.

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