Survey: PMD repairs difficult to obtain

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – The results of a recent AAHomecare survey show fewer providers are repairing power mobility devices. In 2012, 75% or providers would repair PMDs, but in 2013 that number fell to 45%, according to the survey. Less than one-third of providers said they would repair a PMD they did not originally provide. AAHomecare believes CMS is to blame for making the process of accessing repairs difficult and costly. “As CMS pushes providers out of the market, increasing numbers of Medicare beneficiaries will be plagued by lack of access when they need repairs,” the association states in a bulletin to members. AAHomecare said it plans to present the data to CMS later this month.