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CMS didn't think through capped rental change, providers say

January 31, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - The day-to-day reality of providing certain complex rehab equipment as capped rental items is unrealistic, providers say.“CMS is asking DME companies to provide complex rehab and finance Medicare over 13 months, when we have to pay the vendors back in 60 days,” said Patrick Mahncke, president of Denver, Colo.-based USA Mobility. “From a business standpoint, it's very difficult to do that.”On April 1, CMS plans to make 78 codes capped rental items, including manual...

Capped Rental, CMS, Complex Rehab, Michele Gunn, Mike Ballard, Patrick Mahncke, Patrick Mazey

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On the Editor's Desk

If you see Mike Ballard drive by, be sure to wave

December 14, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Nashville, Tenn.-based National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has taken its show on the road. Earlier this month, President and CEO Mike Ballard left the company's corporate offices in a “Mobility RV” outfitted with wheelchairs and other equipment and headed west toward California. His plan: To stop at NSM branches to deliver education to therapists and physicians; perform wheelchair clinics; and, in general, raise awareness of the rehab industry. “We think this is an excellent method...

"Mobility RV", Mike Ballard, National Seating & Mobility, On The Editor's Desk

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