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Apply now for specialty certification

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01/28/2010

Applicants for the specialty certification must have 1,000 hours of direct customer service experience. They must also meet any two of the following seven criteria: clinical service delivery, advocacy, mentoring/supervision, presentations/formal instruction, learning/continuing education, publications and research.

Standing up for beneficiaries

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01/26/2010

Right now, Medicare has HCPCS codes for power and manual standing systems (E2301 and E2320, respectively) but no reimbursement. The reason, according to the agency: The systems, which add anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 to a wheelchair's price tag, aren't medically necessary.

PMC closes its doors

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01/26/2010

Groups representing wheelchair providers and manufacturers include AAHomecare's Complex Rehab and Mobility Council (CRMC), NRRTS, NCART and RESNA. Only the CRMC, however, represents standard power wheelchair providers and manufacturers; the rest represent mainly complex power wheelchair providers and manufacturers.

Power wheelchair providers fight denials tooth and nail

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01/26/2010

Noridian Administrative Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction D, notified providers recently that, during a "service specific prepayment probe review" of 117 claims for K0823s, it denied 114 or 97.7%. The DME MACs in the three other jurisdictions have conducted similar reviews and reported similar findings.

PMC closes its doors

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01/26/2010

HME News called the PMC's director, Eric Sokol, in January and heard the following message: "You have reached the offices of the Power Mobility Coalition. The Power Mobility Coalition is now closed. For those who have inquiries regarding the PMC, please contact Steve Azia."

Apply now for specialty certification in seating and mobility

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01/25/2010

ARLINGTON, Va. - Assistive technology professionals (ATPs) can now apply to become seating and mobility specialists (SMSs).

CELA makes consumers big emphasis

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01/21/2010

STERLING, Va. – NRRTSs Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference (CELA) is going to look a little different this year, says Executive Director Simon Margolis.

CELA makes consumers 'big emphasis'

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01/18/2010

STERLING, Va. - NRRTS's Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference (CELA) is going to look a little different this year, says Executive Director Simon Margolis.

Is your service department profitable?

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01/07/2010

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - In the heyday of home medical equipment, providers rarely worried about the profitability of their service departments. Not anymore, especially when it comes to power wheelchairs, says Dick Fuller.

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