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Popular slipcover company targets health care

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05/24/2012

ALBURTIS, Pa. – You’ve probably seen Sure Fit’s furniture slipcovers on the shelves at Target and other large retailers. Now the company has launched a line of manual wheelchair slipcovers that may be suitable for the shelves of HME stores.

Briefs: More execs terminated at Scooter Store

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05/24/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – About a dozen executives are no longer Scooter Store employees, the San Antonio Express-News reported May 3. The management changes come on the heels of CEO Doug Harrison’s resignation in March.

Researchers call for re-evaluating wheelchair policies

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05/04/2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement policy, including competitive bidding, may be contributing to a sharp increase in the number of wheelchair breakdowns, according to a study released this week.

Researchers call for re-evaluating wheelchair policies

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05/03/2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement policy, including competitive bidding, may be contributing to a sharp increase in the number of wheelchair breakdowns, according to a study released this week.

RESNA backs up ultralight wheelchairs

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04/26/2012

ARLINGTON, Va. – A fully-customizable ultralight manual wheelchair can prevent injuries and pain, and improve functionality, according to a new RESNA position paper. 

Alick's sees 'opportunity' in wheelchairs

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04/25/2011

ELKHART, Ind. - Add Alick's Home Medical Equipment to the list of providers who are trying to push their standard and complex wheelchair divisions into the forefront.

Briefs: Medicare cuts, debt overwhelm Fuller

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03/24/2011

Fuller Rehab went bankrupt and sold $6.9 million in assets to Salt Lake City-based Orbit Medical, according to a story published in February in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The company has total debt of $12.5 million, including $3.2 million to Northwest Georgia Bank and $7 million to Pride Mobility Products, the newspaper reported.

With checks in hand

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12/21/2010

NCART, NRRTS and AAHomecare each received checks for $24,356 from MK Battery at Medtrade in November. "They've always been a great company and backed us up," said John Zona, president of NRRTS. "They've gone above and beyond now." For a six-month period earlier this year, MK Battery set aside $1 for every gel battery it sold, raising $73,068. "We just thought about, in a management meeting one day, 'How can we help the industry in this chaotic time?'" said David Brunelle, vice president of sales for MK Battery. The associations will use the money to, among other things, help fuel efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

Monroe Wheelchair opens up

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10/28/2010

Earlier this year, Doug Westerdahl, president of Monroe Wheelchair, began sharing certain financial indicators with his 72 employees, a practice outlined in John Case's book "Open Book Management." He met with employees by department to define and review the indicators, and to offer ideas for making improvements.

Spotlight on CELA: 'We have to advocate the data'

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Simon Margolis at NRRTS sent out a bulletin this week announcing the clinical guest speaker at CELA 2011: Jean Minkel. Here's a Q&A with Minkel that will appear in the November issue of HME News.

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