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Five-year rule haunts mobility providers

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06/15/2012

WASHINGTON – The five-year “reasonable useful lifetime” rule for capped rental items has been on the books for years, but mobility providers are just starting to feel its sting.

Scooter Store: 'Whatever is going on is not good for our industry'

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06/08/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – What’s behind all the recent changes at The Scooter Store?

Can't stand up? Stand out

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Monday, June 4, 2012

My Twitter feed and news alerts have been full of Sundance Channel's new "Push Girls."

Just to let you know, I did catch that one episode of The Bachelor when they came up to Madawaska, Maine—but, for the most part, reality TV is not my thing.

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Not that kind of pageant

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Friday, May 25, 2012

While I was at CELA (which seems like thousands of years ago, but was actually only last month), I met Susan Houston of Hudson Seating and Mobility. 

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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.

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