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In brief: PMD demo start date, fraud command center


WASHINGTON – The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date. The three-year demo will begin Sept. 1, according to a notice CMS filed in the Federal Register Aug. 1.

Briefs: More execs terminated at Scooter Store


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.

What's in a name?

Friday, May 11, 2012


As stakeholders have worked to create a separate benefit category for complex rehab, they've also created something else: new acronyms. 


The mystery of the antique wheelchair

Monday, April 30, 2012


NRRTS member Wayne Smith came across an antique wicker back wheelchair recently.

Wayne is now on the hunt for more info and maybe someone who could help him track the wheelchair's travels before it was found in southern Oregon. 


Dangerous acronyms

Friday, April 27, 2012


We're heading toward the final stretch of Friday afternoon here at HME News World HQ, and I thought I'd share a little story with you guys to perk you up to make it to the finish line.


Separate benefit bill introduced


WASHINGTON - It's been several years in the making, but the long-awaited bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab was introduced yesterday.

NRRTS to change its communication strategy


WALSENBURG, Colo. - A recent survey of both NRRTS registrants and "Friends of NRRTS" offered few surprises to Executive Director Simon Margolis.

NRRTS 'raises the bar'


TRINIDAD, Colo. - NRRTS is shaking up what it means to be a registrant.

With checks in hand


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.

Medtrade: Best in show

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So I had time to walk the show floor a little bit today and I noticed some of the exhibitors doing some pretty innovative things to catch the attention of attendees.