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DMEevalumate launches online training guide

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03/12/2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – DMEevalumate.com has launched an online training guide to help providers of power mobility devices (PMDs) comply with proper documentation standards.

Could K0821 help ease bid wounds?

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03/01/2013

WASHINGTON – There are only two things that separate the K0823 and K0821 power wheelchairs—and they could make all the difference for mobility providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas.

Review finds 80% error rate for power wheelchairs

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02/28/2013

WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of power wheelchair claims processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 80% error rate, according to National Government Services (NSG), the DME MAC there. Of 1,022 claims processed from Oct. 1 2012­–Dec.

Mobility Supercenter partnership goes Live

Partnership marries accessibility, technology
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02/25/2013

RICHMOND, Va. – A mobility van company and a home theater system company may seem like an odd couple, but provider Kaye Crenshaw says it’s been a “good marriage.”

Rehab is about people, not paper

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02/25/2013

A top priority for the complex rehab industry in the new year and new Congress will be the reintroduction of the legislation “Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Act,” which strives to create a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Active Controls launches website for PMD products

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02/13/2013

HADDONFIELD, N.J. – Active Controls, a developer of power mobility device (PMD) technology, is introducing a website to highlight its range of products for PMDs, Jordan Flowers, COO and general manager of Active Controls, told HME News.

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.

PMD demo: CMS to offer reasons for denials

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say help is on the way for providers who are still getting denials for prior authorization requests submitted as part of the new PMD demo.

Maryland man sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Uche Ben Odunzeh of Laurel, Md., was sentenced Jan. 16 to 19 months in prison for a federal charge stemming from the submission of more than $600,000 in false healthcare claims, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In brief: Senators question TSS, PMD demo goes online

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – A pair of U.S. senators have some hard questions for CMS regarding overpayments to The Scooter Store. Among them: Does CMS plan to recoup more of what it’s owed by the power wheelchair provider?

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