Mobility


Power Seat Elevation and Standing Sign-on Letter Hits Senate

The letter to CMS thanks the agency for moving power seat elevation forward, asks for timeline and asks for public comments on power standing.

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Graham-Field Doubles Down on U.S.-based Manufacturing

DME manufacturer invests millions in a laser tube cutting system for its Wisconsin fabrication facility.

Invacare Names Interim President and CEO

SVP and General Manager Geoffrey Purtill will lead the company as Matthew Monaghan has exited his roles as the DME maker’s chairman, president and CEO.

Seat Elevation Signature Push Continues

NCART reminds mobility stakeholders and providers that they have until Sept. 14 to submit public comments urging CMS to reimburse power seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs.

Ki Mobility Launches Complex Rotation, Tilt-in-Space Manual Wheelchair

The fully featured tilt-in-space chair maintains design elements of the company’s Focus CR, such as sealed inset roller bearings and patented Dual Path tilt technology.

CMS Opens NCD Reconsideration for Seat Elevation Systems

A public comment period is open until Sept. 14, and HME advocates are urging all members of the industry, and particularly CRT stakeholders, to submit. Notably, the reconsideration does not include power standing systems.

Sunrise Medical Launches RGK in North America

RGK offers made-to-measure manual wheelchairs based on dozens of measurements taken down to the millimeter, as well as a team approach to seating.

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Prepping the Push for Medicare Seat Elevation Funding

Could Medicare finally fund seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs? A key meeting held last week could set the stage for an upcoming public comment campaign calling to revise the NCD.



Sunrise Medical Unveils the QUICKIE ACCESS

The knee pivot manual wheelchair allows users to self propel while also adding the benefits of adjustable tilt and recline.

Medicare Opens Seat Elevation NCD to Review

Mobility advocates expect the agency to review the NCD on seat elevation/standing, which could finally provide long-sought-after funding for those systems. Aug. 3 virtual roundtable will set the stage for a public comment effort.

NCART Welcomes New Executive Director

CRT veteran Wayne Grau will lead the national complex rehab association starting on Aug. 1. Announcement comes as industry stakeholders gear up for Aug. 15-19 CRT Awareness Week.

Broda Hires Lead Clinical Education Manager 

The long-term care seating and wheelchair company hires Brenda Mahon, OTD, OTR, to apply her deep experience to developing and executing on Broda’s clinical education strategy.

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RESNA Honors U.S. Rehab’s Greg Packer

Packer was presented with the RESNA 2022 Honorary Fellow Award for promoting issues and demonstrating leadership in assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering.

Pride Promotes Jeffrey Distasio to VP of Sales

Distasio's responsibilities will include directing the inside sales, field sales, technical service and product support teams, as well as overseeing the consumer call center team and strategic accounts.

Mobility Management Unveils 2022 Product Award Winners

In its fourth year, the Mobility Product Award program attracted a wide variety of complex rehab and other mobility entries, with several companies winning multiple awards.

Report: Medicare Overpaid for PMD Repairs

Based on a sampling of claims, an HHS OIG report estimates that Medicare improperly paid for $8 million in power mobility device repairs.

Mobility Management Accepting Product Award Entries

Vendors of complex rehab and accessibility solutions can take advantage of early-bird entry rates until May 27 for the clincian- and supplier-judged product award contest.

ATLAS Unveils New e-Script Portal

The addition of e-Scripts into ATLAS Enterprise Software facilitates seamless, efficient, end-to-end order processing management for HME and CRT providers.

Sunrise Unveils ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini and QUICKIE Q200 R

The ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini aims to help young patients explore their world, while the QUICKIE Q200 R gives users an easily transportable rear-wheel-drive power wheelchair.

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