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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.

Petersen rallies for disabled children

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08/26/2010

SALT LAKE CITY - Peterson Medical in July was a sponsor of the 1st annual Wasatch Wheelchair Rally to benefit Camp Kostopulos, a camp for children with disabilities. The rally featured a relay race and other activities.

Scooter Store launches new branding strategy

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08/23/2010

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The Scooter Store announced this week that it will be working with an integrated group of advertising and marketing agencies to "shape a new brand strategy" for the company.

RESNA prepares to hype new certification

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08/02/2010

ARLINGTON, Va. - If you're one of the assistive technology professionals (ATPs) who's been waiting for RESNA to set a passing score for the seating mobility and specialist (SMS) certification before taking the exam, your time is almost up.

First-month purchase option: Industry maneuvers for a delay

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07/22/2010

WASHINGTON - The industry is working to delay a provision in the healthcare reform bill that would eliminate the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs in exchange for a 1% reduction in the consumer price index-urban (CPI-U) update.

Consumers give their stamp of approval

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07/22/2010

WASHINGTON - Efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology began to gel this summer with a big endorsement from the ITEM Coalition.

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