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OIG issues mid-year update


WASHINGTON – Power mobility devices and orthotic braces are among the product categories under review by the Office of Inspector General, according to a new report.

The OIG released its Mid-Year Update for 2016 on June 7.

Changing PMD rules create moving target

Did OIG use right rules for right time period?

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Office of Inspector General’s recent audit of mobility giant Hoveround raises questions about how the agency applies standards and extrapolates overpayment amounts.

PMD claims without G code are suspect, OIG says


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) calls into question claims for power mobility devices (PMDs) without corresponding G-code claims in a new report.

PMD template: Time to re-engage, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – A proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs) is now being tested.

Audited providers fight fire with fire


Faced with more audits for power mobility devices than ever, providers are taking drastic measures to appeal denials. 

The Scooter Store files for bankruptcy

Provider plans to emerge with new sales model, distribution footprint

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Scooter Store announced today that it plans to sell substantially all of its assets under section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Providers welcome retail-only products


What do HME providers have to say about manufacturers coming out with non-coded, retail-only power mobility devices (PMDs)? Bring. Them. On.

In brief: USM buys Glass Seating


ST. LOUIS – United Seating & Mobility (USM) acquired Glass Seating & Mobility in September, according to a press release.

CTF: Template needs more prompts


WASHINGTON – The Clinician Task Force wants to see some changes to CMS’s draft electronic template for power mobility devices, says Laura Cohen, chairwoman. Among them: prompts to call in a physical therapist or occupational therapist to help evaluate the patient.

Early results mixed, but optimism reigns


HME News reached out to providers in September to find out how the PMD demo was going.

The verdict: “It’s too soon to tell.”