Mobility


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.

U.S. Rehab Unveils ATP Master Program

Ten-month study course aims to prep students for RESNA’s  ATP exam.

Ottobock Adds Mobility Sales Rep.

CMS Implementing Some Prior Auth Changes

AAHomecare says CMS will get beyond a ‘deny-at-all-costs’ attitude toward PMD claims.

CMS Postpones K0009 Policy Change Implementation

New coding policy for manual wheelchairs effective Feb. 28, 2013.

MK Battery Expands Power for Funding’s Reach

Effort at Medtrade aims to broaden the range of healthcare stakeholders working to raise funds for industry.

ATP Involvement Needed for K0005s Starting in March

Providers of ultralight chairs must comply for claims with dates of service on or after March 1, 2013.

Convaid Supports Children of Nicaragua

Wheelchair maker donates More than $40,000 of Products to ‘ORITEL Teleton.’

PMD Prior Authorization Demo Starts Sept. 1

Program will run for 3 years, impacting nearly 50 percent of Medicare’s power mobility beneficiaries.

Observation Deck

Tailor-Made Mobility Services

Opportunity Through Compliance

FDA Approves Lyrica for SCI Pain

Approval means mobility patients suffering from spinal cord injury could use capsules to manage neuropathic pain.

Making Progress: H.R. 4378 Gains Support

Bill to give complex rehab its own benefit up to 22 co-sponsors.

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