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Consumer mobility intensifies retail focus

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06/26/2017

With reimbursement dollars drying up for standard power chairs under Medicare, it’s no surprise that the category is becoming more retail-oriented in scope for mobility providers.

Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

TiLite goes metric

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12/23/2016

PASCO, Wash. – Starting Jan. 16, TiLite wheelchairs will have metric nuts, bolts and fasteners. The change will affect lead times: 10 days for X Series and Twist, and 20 days for T Series and Z Series. Custom chairs will be scheduled based on complexity.

Provider donates gift of mobility

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10/26/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Designed Living plans to donate wheelchairs to the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that provides wheelchairs to disabled people in developing nations.

BraunAbility, Permobil join forces to improve lives

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06/28/2016

WINAMAC, Ind. – BraunAbility and Permobil have partnered on a research project to improve the interface between wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Groups promote ‘Get Out & Enjoy Life’ contest

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06/01/2016

ATLANTA – Sports ‘n Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has teamed up with Wheel:Life, a social community for wheelchair users, to promote the “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer” photo contest and prize giveaway.

Wheel:Life gets in the zone

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05/27/2016

CHICAGO – Wheel:Life will act as a facilitator at the new “Abilities Meet Up Zone” at the Chicago Abilities Expo June 24-26.

An American OT in Thailand

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04/20/2016

OAKLAND, Calif. – When Holly Micheff, a pediatric OT at California Children’s Services, traveled to Thailand to distribute wheelchairs, she couldn’t help but notice the stark differences in health care between Thailand and the U.S.

Adjusted pricing comes backs to haunt accessories

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01/26/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will use an adjusted fee schedule based on competitive bidding rates to pay for accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs despite a law passed in 2015 delaying the change for one year. “Although this change is effective Jan.

Convaid goes back to school

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08/28/2015

TORRENCE, Calif. – Convaid is offering customers free wheelchair safety checks at their local dealers today.

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