Mobility


Black to Manage RGK’s North American Business Development

Sunrise adds 30-year complex rehab veteran and Paralympian Jim Black to head up tactical and strategic growth for maker of made-to-measure rehab products.

Rehab Medical Enters Chicago’s Complex Rehab Market

National provider of CRT products and services opens new office in Elmhurst, marking its first location in Illinois.

Whitepaper Underscores Need for Intermittent Catheter Access, Funding

Stakeholders develop a document to educate payers, Medicaid programs on the need for patient access to key urological products.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Intros the HurryCycle

The solution helps users stay active while in the home and can be moved easily around the household.

NCART Calls for Permanent Telehealth Option

A new position paper from the organization calls on Congress to ‘make permanent’ the allowances CMS implemented for telehealth evals for CRT during COVID-19.

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Top Honors

This year’s edition of the HMEB New Products of the Year Award saw 15 winners across a variety of categories. We take closer look at what makes the 2021 award winners so special.

Drive DeVilbiss Puts Assembly Instructions on BILT

HME maker partners with BILT to provide an online 3D walkthrough with audible step-by-step explanations for the assembly of Drive DeVilbiss products.

Sunrise Unveils Transportable Tilt Wheelchair

The ZIPPIE Sphynx expands Sunrise’s pediatric mobility line to help families that are always on the go.



Congressional CRT Letter Notches 77 Lawmakers’ Signatures

House sign-on letter urges CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. NCART and ITEM Coalition worked with CRT stakeholders to secure Congressional backers.

Etac Acquires of Ki Mobility

Ki Mobility co-founder Doug Munsey will head the seating and mobility sales team for North America. Statement from both companies says ‘it is business as usual’ for customers.

Sunrise Opens New Tennessee Production Facility

The Nashville-based facility will manufacture Magic Mobility wheelchairs, as well as distribute its Leckey and QUICKIE wheelchairs throughout North America.

HMEB Unveils 2021 New Product Award Winners

This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.

Signature Push is Underway for Seat Elevation Letter

NCART and ITEM Coalition work with lawmakers to introduce House sign-on letter urging CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. The deadline for signatures is Oct. 1.

TeleHealth Clinical Evals Debuts Podcast

The debut episode interviews experts Dr. Scott M. Martin MD, PMR, MS and Maxine Paul about the importance and benefits of adopting telehealth for CRT evaluations.

Two New Chairs Up the Group 2 Ante

The Jazzy EVO 613 and EVO 613Li aim to push boundaries for the power mobility category by incorporating a variety of performance and comfort features.

Ability Members Group Adds Four New Locations

The new locations — a mix of new members and an expansion of another member — bring the network of Canadian HME providers closer to its goal of 100 sites.

Invacare Unveils AVIVA STORM RX

The rear-wheel-drive chair offers a compact base to and other features to increase maneuverability and stability while also giving users performance and easy set-up, customization options.

Servants At Work, Rehab Medical Name 3,000th Ramp Recipient

National CRT and accessibility provider will help non-profit group install milestone ramp for a beneficiary in Indiana and is helping the organization reach a donation milestone, as well.

CRT Accessory Exemption Estimated at $170 Million

After permanently ending the application of bid pricing to CRT accessories, CMS provides estimates of the positive impact for suppliers in its final rule.

CMS Halts Applying Bid Pricing to Manual CRT Accessories

After extending a temporary suspension of any cuts until Sept. 30, CMS has released a final rule stating it will permanently stop applying bid-derived pricing to manual CRT accessory reimbursement.

Podcast: A New Approach to Mask Fitting