Hoveround simplifies doctor-patient interactions

Thursday, May 5, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – Hoveround has introduced a comprehensive kit for physicians to make it easier for them to identify and gather essential information about a patient during an examination. The kit’s documentation, charts and checklist also help ensure insurance requirements are properly evaluated and assessed during the examination. “Fitting a Hoveround power chair to a patient’s specifications is an important step in maintaining their comfort and well-being,” said Tom Kruse, founder and president, in a release. “Our kit helps assist doctors, staff and patients with selecting the items available to build a Hoveround power chair.” Late last year, the Office of Inspector General told Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says did not meet Medicare requirements. Hoveround disagreed with the findings, saying that the OIG applied incorrect standards, and that the agency influenced the medical review and biased the results.