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Alick's sees 'opportunity' in wheelchairs

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04/25/2011

ELKHART, Ind. - Add Alick's Home Medical Equipment to the list of providers who are trying to push their standard and complex wheelchair divisions into the forefront.

MAMES forms rehab committee

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04/25/2011

KANSAS CITY - The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) will soon be better prepared to help its rehab provider members improve their relationships with Medicaid and other payers.

Reporter's notebook: Separate benefit's 'missing link'

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04/25/2011

I caught up with NCART's Don Clayback a few weeks after he and other stakeholders hit the Hill to lobby for a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Medicare policies are changing the way PWC providers do business

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04/14/2011

WASHINGTON - Power wheelchair providers have made abrupt operations changes to comply with new Medicare policies, according to a new survey.

Medicare policies are changing the way PWC providers do business

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04/11/2011

WASHINGTON - Power wheelchair providers have made abrupt operations changes to comply with new Medicare policies, according to a new survey.

Separate benefit for complex rehab: Will therapy associations weigh in?

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04/01/2011

BETHESDA, Md. - The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is scheduled to vote April 14 on a motion that could pave the way for it to support a separate benefit for complex rehab.

Lobbyist: 'Refute these three things'

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03/24/2011

Jennifer Higgins, a principal at Capitol Health Group who counts Invacare as one of her clients, told a crowd of attendees that they must "refute these three things" about the industry: that they're equipment jockeys, that they commit fraud and that they're overpaid.

Briefs: Medicare cuts, debt overwhelm Fuller

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03/24/2011

Fuller Rehab went bankrupt and sold $6.9 million in assets to Salt Lake City-based Orbit Medical, according to a story published in February in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The company has total debt of $12.5 million, including $3.2 million to Northwest Georgia Bank and $7 million to Pride Mobility Products, the newspaper reported.

HME News TV: What are the keys to complex rehab's future?

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03/24/2011

The complex rehab market has come a long way, but it still has a way to go, says Mark Schmeler in a new HME News TV interview.
"The HME industry, in general, has been kicked pretty hard and it's a matter of going back and regrouping and figuring out how we move forward," said Schmeler, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation.

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