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All shiny and new


PERMOBIL RECENTLY MOVED ITS NORTH AMERICAN headquarters into a new 120,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon, Tenn. In addition to innovations that make the company more efficient, the new location incorporates a variety of green-building technologies that help conserve energy and reduce overall operating costs. These features include low-flow fixtures, 90 skylights, LED efficiency lighting and a recycling program that processes five tons of cardboard annually.

Standing up for beneficiaries


Right now, Medicare has HCPCS codes for power and manual standing systems (E2301 and E2320, respectively) but no reimbursement. The reason, according to the agency: The systems, which add anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 to a wheelchair's price tag, aren't medically necessary.