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Max Mobility gets smarter

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11/06/2015

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Max Mobility has created a new position, SmartDrive Educator, and has named Devon Doebele, the Florida territory manager for MSL Associates, to fill it.

Pride Mobility expands in Mississippi

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06/02/2015

EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products is investing $2 million in a new facility in Pontotoc, Miss., according to the Memphis Business Journal. The move will create 150 jobs, the journal reports.

Orbit agrees to $7.5 million settlement

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05/28/2015

WASHINGTON – Orbit Medical and its partial successor, Rehab Medical, have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that it altered and forged physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.

Demo set to arrive in 12 new states

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09/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.

CMS proposal oversimplifies wheelchair provision

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – The devil’s in the details, and the lack of details in CMS’s proposal to implement bundled monthly payments for standard manual and power wheelchairs has stakeholders on edge.

Review results in 87.7% error rate for power wheelchairs

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05/15/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The claim error rate for Group 2 power wheelchairs without power seating options was 87.7% between Jan. 1 and March 31, according to National Government Services (NGS), the Jurisdiction B DME MAC.

Gov’t to Orbit Medical: We want our money back

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04/15/2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Orbit Medical and Jake Kilgore for allegedly altering and forging physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories.

In brief: GAO rejects protest, Hoveround lays off 20

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01/31/2014

NEW YORK – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied Rotech’s protest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unreasonably ignored recent, relevant information when it decided Rotech wasn’t financially fit to win contracts to supply veterans with home oxygen equipment, Law360 reports.

High denial rate for power wheelchairs

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01/31/2014

INDIANAPOLIS - National Government Services denied 79.8% of power wheelchair claims between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 because paperwork failed to demonstrate beneficiaries’ needs, according to a recent bulletin.

Tools offer hope

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01/24/2014

With error rates for power wheelchairs consistently hovering around 50%—or more—providers say it’s time to bring technology into the equation. 

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