rough road ahead

Products & Technology

A Rough Road Ahead

How mobility providers can survive the loss of the 13-month purchase option, competitive bidding, and the impact of the excise tax, while concurrently fighting the regulatory battles necessary to stop these poor policies.

Clinician Talk

Ultra-light Done Right

Clinical considerations and documentation demands for ultra-lightweight wheelchairs.

Editor's Note

Homecare’s Citizen Soldiers

Finding balance between surviving and reversing bad policies.

Complex Rehab Providers Hit the Hill

Providers, consumers come to Washington for CELA 2010 to discuss, push separate complex rehab benefit.

Amputee's Wheelchair Denial Gaining News Attention

California TV station covers Medicare’s denial of power wheelchair to beneficiary with worn-out chair.

Team Invacare Athletes Dominate Boston Marathon

Ernst Van Dyk Races to score record ninth Boston win in a narrow victory.

MEDIchair Appoints Director of Regional Support, Eastern Canada

North American mobility franchise brings on Harry Hignett.

Problem Solvers

Serving Unique Support Needs

Mobility patients need a treatment plan that spans 24 hours per day, including when they sleep. How can providers better understand and serve mobility patients' bed and support surface needs?

MSNBC Program Discusses 'Wheelchair Tax'

Morning Joe host hits on a political opportunity for GOP that could benefit HME industry's lobbying.

Serving Unique Support Needs

When it comes to mobility patients, understanding their special bedding and support surface needs is integral to their overall wellbeing.

Providers Descend on Washington

Drumming up more co-sponsors for H.R. 3790 at top of HMEs' agendas at AAHomecare Legislative Conference.

Observation Deck

Uncertainty and Opportunity

HME Industry Outlook

CSIHME Outlines 1H 2010 Lobbying Plan

Four-point agenda covers NCB, O2, power mobility and PECOS.

Complex Rehab Organizations Continue Work for Separate Benefit

AAHomecare, NCART, NRRTS and RESNA work to define benefit and set industry's agenda.

Pride Mobility Launches 2010 Pride, Quantum University Seminar Tour

Tenth anniversary tour offers CEU courses to providers and will visit 27 cities starting Feb. 9. Curriculum will include medical diagnosis and power wheelchair electronics, a PMD audit survival guide, reimbursement fundamentals for complex rehab, and the science of mat evaluations and wheelchair prescription.

Dan Rather Reports Skewers HMEs

One-sided report acts as platform for HHS OIG general counsel.

Complex Rehab Benefit Webinar Scheduled for Jan. 22

Free NCART webinar will cover establishing a separate benefit for complex rehab.

Most 2007 Power Chair Claims Didn’t Pass Documentation Muster

HHS OIG report says three in five claims in 1H07 didn’t meet requirements.

2010 Preview

The Big Ten

As with our 2009 Big Ten list, we aren’t limiting our choices to only product categories. In addition to product categories, we also have highlighted some key business and regulatory trends and opportunities HME providers will want to monitor and leverage. Likewise, many product categoriesand business trends are interrelated.

Convaid launches new website

Site highlights pediatric strollers, pediatric wheelchairs, adult wheelchairs; offers free shipping within the United States.


The Competitive Bidding Survival Manual
How non-contract suppliers can enter and succeed in the competitive bid arena.

No Weak Links: How Providers Can  Forge an Unbreakable Supply Chain
FREE event sponsored by McKesson

Becoming an Audit Ninja: Key Techniques for Fending Off Audit Threats
Available on-demand for a limited time

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