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Provider included in new book from Wheel:Life

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02/10/2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Wheel:Life, an online community for wheelchair users worldwide, has published “Reconnecting: Relationship Advice from Wheelchair Users” as an e-book on Amazon.com.

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Stakeholders respond to Post story on power wheelchair fraud
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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent story in the Washington Post highlighting power wheelchair fraud is simply rehashing old news at the cost of highlighting current problems, industry stakeholders say.

CMS modifies repair policy

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08/26/2014

WASHINGTON – It appears HME providers will now be able to repair equipment, such as power wheelchairs, without having to find the original medical necessity documentation from the original provider, AAHomecare reports.

Mobility providers balk at single code system

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08/08/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Mobility providers aren’t lining up to support a CMS proposal to describe, and pay for, standard manual and standard power wheelchairs each under a single code.  

CMS announces Oct. 1 start date for PMD demo expansion

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07/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS will expand its PMD demonstration to 12 additional states on Oct. 1, the agency announced in a final rule published this week.

Tread carefully with reuse programs, position paper says

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07/25/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – DME reuse programs can be attractive in the face of state budget shortfalls, but an upcoming position paper from NCART says there are complications to consider before implementing such programs.

Wheelchair team gets replacement chairs

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06/18/2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – It’s a happy ending for the wheelchair basketball team Iowa Chairiots. On June 14, the team received 20 new wheelchairs to replace wheelchairs that were stolen back in December.

United Spinal sets date for Roll on Capitol Hill

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06/11/2014

NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, will gather in Washington, D.C., June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill.

New proposal digs deeper into wheelchair codes

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05/30/2014

WASHINGTON – Certain wheelchair codes not included in the current PMD demo project could be included in a new prior authorization program recently proposed by CMS.

Users make statement in customized wheelchairs

Byond chrome and black: With endless options, wheelchairs are more than just pieces of equipment
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04/25/2014

WASHINGTON, PA. – With lighted casters, colored frames and more, wheelchairs are endlessly customizable. As Progressive Mobility President Brian Matthews recently tweeted, “#wheelchair, it doesn’t have to be boring!”

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