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New emphasis on patient release forms for complex rehab


YARMOUTH, Maine – If complex rehab providers want to help preserve access to equipment and services for Medicaid recipients, they need to do a better job getting patients to sign release forms, industry stakeholders say.

RESNA backs up ultralight wheelchairs


ARLINGTON, Va. – A fully-customizable ultralight manual wheelchair can prevent injuries and pain, and improve functionality, according to a new RESNA position paper. 

In brief


ATG Rehab acquires 13 locations

NMEDA seeks heroes as part of mobility month

Association also industs pioneers into Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is looking for a hero.

Hasco shifts gears to mobility vans


MOBILE, Ala. – Hasco Medical wants to become a national player in the mobility van market.

In March, it acquired Londonderry, N.H.-based Ride-Away for $6 million. 

Sun Capital: Cleaning house?


No sooner had word spread that Doug Harrison had stepped down as CEO of The Scooter Store, than industry sources began to speculate on whether investor Sun Capital was behind the move. Here’s what a couple had to say:

New bill energizes CELA attendees

'We've moved into a new arena,' Clayback says

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders attending CELA last week took to the Hill with a new and powerful tool: a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, something they've been fighting for since 2009.

Separate benefit bill introduced


WASHINGTON - It's been several years in the making, but the long-awaited bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab was introduced yesterday.

CMS working out details of electronic template

Providers say they'd like a paper option, too

BALTIMORE - Providers who want to print a hard copy of the electronic clinical template and give it to physicians to fill out during the face-to-face exam should be careful, CMS says.

Stakeholders still expect bill by CELA


WASHINGTON - A bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab should be introduced the week of April 16--just in time for the National Call-in Day and CELA on April 18 and 19, respectively, say industry stakeholders.