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First-month purchase option: Industry takes temperature for delay

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09/02/2010

WASHINGTON - Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to support the industry's efforts to delay a provision that eliminates the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs Jan. 1.

First-month purchase option

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08/31/2010

WASHINGTON - Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to support the industry's efforts to delay a provision that eliminates the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs Jan. 1.

Customer No. 500,000 exemplifies mission

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08/26/2010

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The Scooter Store delivered its 500,000th power wheelchair this summer, a major milestone that coincided with the provider starting its 20th year in business in May.

Short takes

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08/26/2010

Mobility Conquest has chosen Louisville, Ky.-based Superior Van & Mobility to be the exclusive dealer for its wheelchair accessible motorcycle in Kentucky (Louisville and Lexington), Indiana (Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Evansville) and Tennessee (Knoxvill

Is it happening already?

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08/26/2010

Provider Rick Perrotta says his wheelchair business is down about 30% for the first four months of this year compared to last year, but he's not sure why.

Mike Ballard's prediction: PWC utilization will drop

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08/26/2010

ike Ballard, president of National Seating & Mobility (NSM), doesn't have a problem with the competitive bid amount for a standard power wheelchair: $2,554, about 30% below the current Medicare allowable. But he still didn't accept the contracts he was offered for that product category in four of the nine competitive bidding areas.

NRRTS hosts Medicaid Webinar

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08/26/2010

TRINIDAD, Colo. - NRRTS is offering a Webinar to its registrants that's focused on how to provide wheelchairs to Medicaid recipients in Illinois.

Mike Pfister: Put 'faces on claims'

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08/26/2010

If there's a wheelchair provider that knows how to get the word out about what it's doing for customers, it's The Scooter Store.

Reporter's notebook: Caught on tape?

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08/26/2010

Rather than give him the runaround, T.J. McEnany almost wishes Florida's Medicaid program would just tell him that they're out of money and won't pay his claims for gait trainers.

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