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The AARP strikes again

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A few blogs back, I wrote about the AARP's support of national competitive bidding.

Power wheelchairs: Repeat performer

Friday, October 2, 2009

So the OIG released its 2010 work plan this week, and it'll come as no surprise to providers, I'm sure, that power wheelchairs are mentioned more than once. Here's the rundown:

Show them the money

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Scooter Store today joined a growing group of industry stakeholders that are taking the OIG to task for a report claiming the power mobility industry enjoys enormous profits. That's "laughable," says Doug Harrison, CEO and founder.

Rehab industry responds en mass

Monday, September 14, 2009

My e-mail inbox last week was flooded with bulletins and letters from various rehab groups criticizing the OIG's latest attempt to justify reducing reimbursement for power wheelchairs (See blog and NewsWire

Another missive from the OIG

Thursday, September 3, 2009

In “Power Wheelchairs in the Medicare Program: Supplier Acquisition Costs and Services,” the OIG found that, in the first half of 2007, Medicare allowed, on average, $4,018 for standard power wheelchairs that cost suppliers $1,048.

The HME industry has arrived

Monday, December 3, 2007

I received an interesting email Friday in regards to the story in the New York Times, “Golden Opportunities: Oxygen Suppliers Fight to Keep a Medicare Boon.” If you haven’t read it, t