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May 24, 2010HME News Staff

AAH: Medicare 'fails' WASHINGTON - In its Mobility Matters bulletin to lawmakers in April, AAHomecare blasts Medicare for not only denying a mobility claim for a double amputee but also targeting him for a neglect investigation. The bulletin features a Yucca Valley, Calif., man named John, who has no legs and only one "good" arm, and his and his provider's efforts to get him a new wheelchair to replace his badly worn out wheelchair. The problem: John has only had his wheelchair for three years and...

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AAHomecare's CRMC plays bigger role

February 2, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

In an earlier post to this blog, I wrote about how the Power Mobility Coalition (PMC) was closing its doors due to "industry consolidation." At the time, one industry watcher told me that with a decreasing number of groups representing wheelchair providers and manufacturers, watch for AAHomecare's Complex Rehab and Mobility Council (CRMC) to gain power and play a bigger role. I think AAHomecare and the CRMC took their first step toward doing that last month, when they launched a new "micro" Web site...

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The Power Mobility Coalition (PMC) closes its doors

January 6, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The legion of groups that represent wheelchair providers and manufacturers no longer includes the Power Mobility Coalition (PMC). HME News called the PMC's director, Eric Sokol,  this week and heard the following message: “You have reached the offices of the Power Mobility Coalition. The Power Mobility Coalition is now closed. For those who have inquiries regarding the PMC, please contact Steve Azia.” Azia, the PMC's counsel, told HME News that the PMC has been closed for about a...

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This just in on the first-month purchase option

December 17, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

As we reported in our HME NewsWire on Monday, the "clawback" alternative for standard power wheelchairs crafted by the industry and proposed by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., has been killed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). But not all hope is lost, according to AAHomecare, which just sent out this bulletin to members: In an effort to preserve the first-month purchase option, an alternative was discussed on the last joint CRMC-State Leaders' call which would propose an across-the-board rate...

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