Mobility

WASHINGTON — Power wheelchair providers battling to convince Congress to retain the first-month purchase option got more time to work on the issue last week, but the threat is still great, they... Read more >
ATLANTA — Congress may be in recess for the July 4th holiday, but home medical equipment providers cannot afford to take a vacation from lobbying their legislators, industry leaders warned last... Read more >
LONGMONT, Colo. — It's been a year of change for Sunrise Medical and more of the same likely lies ahead, according to Thomas Rossnagel, the Longmont, Colo.-based company's new president and CEO... Read more >
WASHINGTON — House Democrats revealed a draft version of their health care reform bill on Friday, and while the massive 852-page proposal would cover nearly all Americans, it lacked two major... Read more >
Alex Orthopedic/Lift All Purpose Patient Lift chrome plated square steel tubing; heavy-duty hydraulic pump; U base provides width adjustments from 19 to 42 in. four swivel casters with brakes on... Read more >
HME providers from coast to coast are feeling the pain of lower reimbursements from Medicare and facing the prospect of even more cuts with competitive bidding again on the horizon. The climate has... Read more >
ARLINGTON, Va. — Saying it threatens the quality of beneficiary care and provider well-being, the American Association for Homecare's Rehab and Assistive Technology Council called on the DME... Read more >
The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition, a consumer-led group of more than 70 seventy disability, aging, health and provider associations, has asked HHS to take... Read more >
Clarke Health Care Products/Bathlift Aquatec Major full length, custom built, water-powered bathlift with optional back support; weight capacity 500 lbs.; constructed of stainless steel and plastic... Read more >
An update from Noridian Administrative Services said the Jurisdiction D DME MAC may ask for additional documentation for HCPCS code K0823 — power wheelchair, group 2 standard, captain's chair,... Read more >
The results of a new study from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation show there are nearly 1 in 50 Americans living with paralysis, almost 40 percent higher than previous estimates. The study... Read more >
ATLANTA — In late February, the DME MACs issued a new billing and payment policy for wheelchair repairs based on standardized labor times that left providers with a number of questions. Last... Read more >
WATERLOO, Iowa — The actions of a "prominent national provider" are endangering the future of the HME industry, the CEO and founder of buying group giant VGM Group said in a statement... Read more >
Wheelchairs and scooters do wonders for a disabled person's mobility, but they are only part of the equation. To achieve more complete mobility, whether in the home or venturing out into everyday... Read more >
Injured and disabled U.S. veterans, some of the most respected and honored Americans, may not live the same life they led before going to war. But with the availability of home medical equipment and... Read more >