Mobility


People in HME: Greg Packer promoted to president of U.S. Rehab

VGM’s Packer recognized for helping grow alliance for complex rehab providers.

Schumer to Introduce Senate Bill for Separate Benefit Category

Senate companion bill to provide a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Convaid, United Cerebral Palsy LA Celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Month

Wheelchair maker, UCPLA recognize occassion by donating custom wheelchair to 9-year-old girl.

Complex Rehab Bill Re-introduced Into House

Bill calls for creating a separate benefit for complex rehab mobility devices.

Agents Swarm Scooter Store

FBI, HHS OIG, state authorities execute search warrant at national mobility brand’s New Braunfels headquarters.

Quantum Rehab Teams up with MDA

Manufacturer will support various 2013 Muscular Dystrophy Association campaigns, programs.

Provider Fixes Super Fan's Wheelchair

NCAMES president fixes NC State supporter’s chair after it was damaged in a post-win celebration.

Convaid Employees Get CPST Certified

Representatives of pediatric wheelchair maker gain additional patient safety skills.



Mobilegs Partners with PSS World Medical

Agreement sets-up national supplier with exclusive distribution.

Wellspring Buys NSM

Private equity firm acquires Nashville complex rehab firm.

Pronto Air Personal Transporter

Product Spotlight

A Mobility Misfit

For a while, Invacare’s Pronto Air Personal Transporter was a power mobility device in search of a home. Then it found its niche: cash sales.

Wheelchair Maker, Girl Scouts Support Sandy Victims

Convaid will donate lightweight wheelchairs to help children with special needs affected by Hurricane.

CMS Hosting Power Mobility Call

Dec. 19 special Open Door Forum to discuss clinical template for power mobility devices.

Power Mobility

Business Solutions

Power Mobility Preview: Coming Into Focus

There are a number of regulatory and public policy issues that will impact power mobility providers in the coming year: competitive bidding Round Two; the effort to replace competitive bidding with the MPP; the prior authorization demonstration project; and the effort to make complex rehab a separate benefit. We review their impact on the industry and how providers should approach them.

Power Mobility

Business Solutions

Power Mobility Preview: Coming Into Focus

There are a number of regulatory and public policy issues that will impact power mobility providers in the coming year: competitive bidding Round Two; the effort to replace competitive bidding with the MPP; the prior authorization demonstration project; and the effort to make complex rehab a separate benefit. We review their impact on the industry and how providers should approach them.

New Sunrise Owner to Back Current Growth Path

Current President and CEO outlines buyer's support for the seating, mobility maker's in-place growth strategies.

People in HME

MK Battery Expands Roles and Personnel

New HME Business division staff positioned to firm’s manages global growth.

Equistone to Buy Sunrise Medical

Wheelchair maker to sell mobility business to European investment firm.

Convaid Launches Community Outreach Program

Program designed for charitable donations, offers non-funded end users, non-profit organizations, schools with special education programs.

Round Two: Bracing for 2013

Industry Roundtable

Round Two: Bracing for 2013

The coming year promises a rough ride for the industry. Providers face many issues: competitive bidding Round Two; the fight to replace it with the MPP; the continued assault of pre- and post-payment audits; the pending face-to-face rule; and pior authorization for power mobility to name just a few. HMEB’s editorial advisory board discuss these issues and more and share their insights on how providers should approach 2013.

Grow Your Advanced Wound Care Business

Advanced wound care offers many opportunities to create new revenue streams and help a population that most DME providers already serve.

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