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Quantum taps into consumer


EXETER, Pa. – Quantum Rehab’s Q-Logic 3 drive control system, launched in January, is a big play by the company to incorporate more mainstream consumer electronics into its power wheelchair systems.

WHILL targets Medicare market with new product


SAN FRANCISCO – WHILL has received FDA clearance for its Model M, paving the way for doctors to prescribe the power wheelchair as a medical device. WHILL already offers its Model A for cash sale.

Provider makes day at beach possible


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – While beach-ready wheelchairs have been around for decades, Greg McNair, owner of Beach Mobility Rentals, says he’s putting a new spin on them.

Goodwill adds service component


EWING, N.J. – Goodwill Home Medical, which has been selling power wheelchairs for two years, now services them. 

Goodwill Home Medical provides a basic check of the wires, battery life and tire treads. 

In brief: Shutdown ends, industry stands up


WASHINGTON – Lawmakers narrowly avoided a default last week when they reached an agreement on funding the Federal government through Jan. 15, 2014.

Prepay review shows substantial error rate


BALTIMORE – National Government Services, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, is conducting a widespread prepay review of power wheelchairs without power seating options.

Extra revenue stream is a joy

Self-taught repairman launches joystick service

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A power wheelchair might have a brand new battery, perfect seating and positioning system, and rugged tires, but without a functioning joystick, it isn’t going anywhere.

PFQC spotlights South Carolina

Beneficiary told to travel 150 miles for power wheelchair

CHARLESTON, S.C. – It’s a scenario that’s likely playing out in competitive bidding areas (CBAs) across the country: Medicare beneficiaries that can’t get the equipment they need.

Numotion buys Mobility Designs


ATLANTA – Numotion, formerly ATG Rehab and United Seating & Mobility, has acquired Mobility Designs, an Atlanta-based complex rehab provider, according to a press release.

Invacare board members buy shares


ELYRIA, Ohio – A trio of Invacare board members bought shares of the company’s stock on April 29, according to news reports. Ellen Tauscher and Dale LaPorte each bought 1,000 shares at a cost of $12.30 and $12.24 for $12,297 and $12,240, respectively.