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RehabPulse takes showroom online 

January 21, 2021HME News Staff

MIDDLETON, Wis. – RehabPulse, an online marketplace for mobility and home medical equipment, has launched a virtual showroom for wheelchairs and scooters. Users can book an appointment for a video conference with a support specialist to view options and customize wheelchairs. The seamless process then allows the user to check out with the click of a button. Rowheels, a manufacturer of manual, electric and power wheelchairs, launched RehabPulse to increase access...

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Merits Health turns inward

August 3, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

FORT MEYERS, Fla. - Merits Health plans to add five inside sales reps in 2020 to increase exposure to its product line, particularly its consumer power wheelchairs.“That was the plan before the COVID-19 pandemic, and our fingers are crossed that we'll be able to do that sooner rather than later,” said Dave Jones, executive sales director.Merits Health currently has 10 inside sales reps in the field, including regional sales managers, to sell across its product lines: Merits Health, Avid...

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FODAC raises $45K for HME

May 19, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) raised more than $45,000 on its 20th Run Walk 'n Roll on May 9. The event, one of the organization's main annual fundraisers, was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We were overwhelmed by the response from our supporters who enthusiastically embraced the reformatted event,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Many nonprofits have had to postpone or cancel major fund-raising events because of COVID-19...

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Pride Mobility launches German subsidiary

May 14, 2020HME News Staff

HOVELHOF, Germany - Pride Mobility Products has launched its newest international standalone subsidiary, Pride Germany. Pride has had a presence in the Germany for more than 20 years and discussions for the subsidiary started in earnest in the fall of 2019. “We had to locate an appropriate facility, hire knowledgeable staff and create a top-notch sales force,” said Tim Murphy, vice president of European and Middle East operations and sales. “It has been with much help from staff...

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Users Unite4CRT

January 17, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - After a successful first virtual town hall meeting last summer, a group of wheelchair users has given themselves a name, Unite4CRT, and has taken a more strategic approach to sharing their stories in 2020.The group plans to host town halls on Facebook Live each month leading up to the Access2CRT Summit, March 30-31 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. February's town hall will be hosted by Jenny Siegle and will cover caregiver essentials.“Jenny manages her own...

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Broda funds seating research

January 10, 2020HME News Staff

KITCHENER, Ontario - Broda has committed to contributing CA$15,000 to fully fund the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant in 2020. “This is a special opportunity to work with an outstanding organization to advance the level of knowledge in an often-overlooked area that desperately needs rigorous research,” said Nick Hoffmeyer, vice president of marketing. Proposed research objectives include demonstrating the care benefits of tilt wheelchairs in long-term care; demonstrating...

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United Spinal to hold leadership meeting

September 18, 2019HME News Staff

NEW YORK - United Spinal Association will hold its 7th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting Oct. 3-5 in Las Vegas. The meeting of more than 50 chapter leaders will help the organization identify critical needs within the spinal cord injuries and disorders community. This year's meeting also will highlight how chapters can build membership, partnerships and community engagement; and will feature a “Creativity Award” that will be presented to a chapter that has found creative ways to connect...

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Wheelchair users to host town hall

July 19, 2019HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Wheelchair users will host a virtual town hall meeting on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. EST to educate the general public on the unique needs of complex rehab technology users. “Our mission is to provide an outlet for CRT users to share their unique stories and educate through personal experience,” a bulletin says. The agenda for the meeting includes giving attendees the tools to portray the importance of CRT and strategies they can use to push important legislation like H.R. 2293,...

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Mobility powers up

July 3, 2019John Andrews

As the mobility market becomes more technologically advanced and product demand continues to grow with the aging baby boomer generation, the outlook for wheelchair and scooter sales is that it will remain a strong category, offering HME providers a range of opportunities.Brad Peterson, vice president of professional affairs and clinical education for Invacare, says the Elyria, Ohio-based manufacturer is “heavily focused on GP3 power mobility” and that he sees “continued robust demand...

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New payment eases process

July 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Medicaid now pays physical and occupational therapists separately for wheelchair evaluations.The state's Department of Human Services added CPT Code 97542 (wheelchair assessment, fitting, training—each 15 minutes) to its fee schedule for coverage effective May 1.“We were having PTs and OTs at hospitals and clinics refuse to do these assessments because they weren't getting paid for them,” said Barb Stockert, who is the co-state chairperson for North...

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