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Wheel:Life launches website for wheelchair community

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02/11/2013

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Wheel:Life, a global initiative assisting people who use wheelchairs, has launched a new website that will function as an information resource and social community for wheelchair users and their families, according to a press release.

CMS expands online submissions for PMD demo

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01/09/2013

WASHINGTON – Jurisdictions A, C, and D are now accepting PMD prior authorization requests online through the electronic submissions of Medical Documentation (esMD) system, according to a CMS announcement.

Indie companies 'chugging along'

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12/28/2012

Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series.

YARMOUTH, Maine – National companies might be on the buying path these days, but some independent providers say they’re here to stay—even if it’s not easy.

PMD template: CMS takes next step

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12/21/2012

WASHINGTON – Suggested prompts are now in place for the electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs), paving the way for the next step.

Complex rehab in 2012: A year for consolidation

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12/14/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – The national players in complex rehab have made a steady stream of acquisitions of well-known providers like Glass Seating and Mobility, Care Medical and Chesapeake Rehab—a development that leaves stakeholders to speculate over the implications.

Separate benefit: Stakeholders spark efforts for 2013

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12/07/2012

BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders are ready to “hit the ground running” on a new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, says Don Clayback.

ATG Rehab buys Medical Specialty Supply

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12/04/2012

ROCKY HILL, Conn., and OKLAHOMA CITY – ATG Rehab recently acquired the complex rehab business segment of Medical Specialty Supply, an Oklahoma City-based provider of specialized and custom designed power and manual wheelchairs, seating equipment and more, according to a p

In brief: Senator pushes crackdown, FAA approves POCs

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10/26/2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and healthcare advocates recently called for a crackdown on the “aggressive and misleading” marketing tactics of the power mobility device (PMD) industry, according to a press release posted to the senator’s website.

PMD demo: Ask and you shall receive

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10/26/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS officials have extended an olive branch to power wheelchair providers who complain that they deny too many claims due to simple clerical errors.

Senator pushes crackdown on PMDs

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10/23/2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and healthcare advocates recently called for a crackdown on the “aggressive and misleading” marketing tactics of the power mobility device (PMD) industry, according to a press release posted to the senator’s website.

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