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Apple debuts wheelchair app

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06/17/2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the fanfare during the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 was the announcement that an upcoming free software update for the watchOS will include an app specific for wheelchair users.

NMEDA responds to opponents

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06/07/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – A bill that seeks to standardize how lifts are provided to veterans has been “misinterpreted” by its opponents, according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.

GAO emphasizes smallness of accessories market

‘The report is really the best we could have hoped for,’ Bachenheimer says
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06/03/2016

WASHINGTON – Mobility stakeholders say they now have backup from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO releases report on accessories

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – Accessories for complex power wheelchairs might account for a relatively small share of Medicare utilization, but they account for a much larger share of total spending, according to a highly anticipated report published June 1 by the Government Accountability Office.

Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – The Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America has appealed to lawmakers to tweak a bill in the House of Representatives, as well as a companion bill being considered in the Senate, that seeks to improve the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by Veterans Affairs.

CRT advocate helps community 'humbly catch up'

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05/20/2016

AUSTIN, Texas – NCART has asked its members to vote for Archer Hadley, a college student who was nominated for a 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors program award for his Wheelchair Challenge.

Hoveround absent from re-compete

The provider previously accepted contracts in 85% of Round 2 bid areas
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05/20/2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – As industry stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers, one well-known name missing from the list is Hoveround.

National Seating & Mobility up for sale?

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05/19/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wellspring Capital Management is shopping for a buyer for National Seating & Mobility, according to news reports.

Scooter Store execs dodge criminal charges

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05/12/2016

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Justice Department will not bring criminal charges against former executives of the now defunct The Scooter Store, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

CMS breaks silence on prior auths

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05/06/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that two Group 3 power wheelchair codes—K0856 and K0861—will be considered for prior authorization.

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