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‘Aging in place’ trend drives home accessibility


Baby boomers wanting to stay at home despite mobility limitations is the key driver in the home accessibility market, specialists in the field say.

Pride exits lift, ramp biz


EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products has sold its lifts and ramps division to Harmar Mobility.

The move allows Pride to focus on its efforts developing consumer-driven mobility products for its scooter, power chair and lift chair product lines.

Harmar dials it up with new CEO

‘We really need to move into growth mode’ says backer

SARASOTA, Fla. – Private equity-backed Harmar is getting its second new CEO in less than three years.

In brief: CMS releases nat’l health expenditures, OIG says two brands dominate mail-order market for diabetes supplies


WASHINGTON – Per-capita healthcare spending grew by 5% and overall healthcare spending grew by 5.8% in 2015, according to a recent study by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.

Harmar names new CEO


SARASOTA, Fla. – Steven Dawson is the new CEO of Harmar Mobility, the company announced Dec. 9. He has also been appointed to Harmar’s board of directors.

Bill clears way for standards for adaptive equipment

‘At the end of the day, (the bill) is a positive,’ says Harmar’s Drew McCartney

WASHINGTON – Now that a bill requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles has finally been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, the real work begins, say those involved.

Home accessibility presents dual-edge opportunity


In their quest to increase cash revenues, HME providers are inquiring about home accessibility with increasing frequency, manufacturers say.

In brief: Contract supplier pays $12M, CMS revises enrollment application


NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.

Harmar partners with Wheelchairs 4 Kids


SARASOTA, Fla. – Harmar has joined forces with Wheelchairs 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides scooter and wheelchair lifts to children, to increase access.

Lift dealers face reg issues


Federal regulations could make life significantly more complicated for owners of vehicles with mobility lifts and the providers who install them.