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PMDRX adds orthotic component


GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX has launched a new orthotic bracing exam and documentation component for prescribing practitioners to help them determine patient medical necessity for off-the-shelf orthotic bracing.

OIG to Hoveround: Pay back $27 million


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) wants Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says do not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.

Stakeholders, CMS talk wheelchair repairs


WASHINGTON – When CMS agreed to a meeting to discuss ongoing issues surrounding power mobility device (PMD) repairs, the agency had a rude awakening, industry stakeholders say.

PMD data not clear-cut, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – Spending on power mobility devices in seven states has dropped nearly 50%, from $20 million in September 2012 to $11 million in June 2013, according to a recent CMS update on the PMD demo.

Survey: PMD repairs difficult to obtain


WASHINGTON – The results of a recent AAHomecare survey show fewer providers are repairing power mobility devices.

101 Mobility opens in Atlanta


ATLANTA – A trio of experienced entrepreneurs have opened a 101 Mobility franchise in Atlanta, according to a press release. Wayne Offenhauer, Garol Orr and Bill Orr, all veterans of the residential home construction industry, are making the transition to HME.

Pride/Quantum partner with Comfort Company


EXETER, Pa. – A new partnership allows the Comfort Company, a manufacturer of wheelchair seating and positioning products, to sell manual wheelchairs from Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab, according to a press release.

Invacare receives Smart Business accolade


ELYRIA, Ohio – For the fifth straight year, Invacare will be honored for its customer service by Smart Business, a regional business management journal, according to a press release.

Numotion buys Mobility Designs


ATLANTA – Numotion, formerly ATG Rehab and United Seating & Mobility, has acquired Mobility Designs, an Atlanta-based complex rehab provider, according to a press release.

Maddak reels in another award


EDISON, N.J. – Maddak, Inc., a manufacturer of aids for daily living (ADL) products, can now add another award to its trophy case to go along with the Medtrade Spring Innovation Award it won in March.