Scooter Store snags 6.6-million managed care network

Sunday, August 13, 2006

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -The Scooter Store now provides power mobility equipment and services to 6.6 million managed care members through a new partnership with Health Net, the company announced Aug. 7.

The partnership means Health Net members now have "in-network coverage" for power mobility devices.

"We are dedicated to helping Health Net and other managed care partners understand the long-term cost benefits to improving the mobility of people with impairments while ensuring their members receives the most appropriate equipment," said Mike Pfister, president of the Scooter Store, in a statement. "When their mobility is increased by power wheelchairs and scooters, the added independence can substantially reduce care costs."

The Scooter Store's Managed Care Division has nearly 80 partnerships due to the company's strategy of focusing on "building relationships through personal attention and innovative programs," according to the release. The division has a staff of more than 30 mobility consultants working with patients, their physicians and their insurance companies to obtain medical documentation and verify benefit and eligibility.