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Bath safety: 'huge' growth, more to come


Israel Gamburd, president of Los Angeles-based Gamburd Independent Living Solutions, sums up the state of the bath safety market this way: “The past year has been huge. It has reached a point where I have almost had to turn down business.”

Scoot over Medicare

Manufacturers report uptick in sales for retail market

YARMOUTH, Maine – Have scooters seen the same drop in utilization as power wheelchairs? It depends on the scooter.

Manufacturers say that sales are down for scooters for the Medicare market, like K0807, but they’re up for scooters for the retail market.

Vendors target mobility for cash sales


ATLANTA – Invacare believes it has just the thing for beleaguered providers of standard power wheelchairs.
The manufacturer at Medtrade last week debuted its Pronto Air Personal Transporter, a standard power wheelchair that has no code and sells for cash.

Drive Medical to feature new line of respiratory products


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive Medical announced it will begin manufacturing and distributing Evo/Global Medical respiratory and SmartDose product lines effective Oct. 1, 2012, according to a press release.

In brief: Linde seals deal, AAHomecare submits comments


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Linde AG has completed its $4.6 billion acquisition of Lincare, it was announced Aug. 14. The industrial gas giant paid $41.50 per share for Lincare through a tender offer that it completed Aug.

Power mobility: Get support, sell the 'a-ha'


With capped rentals, audits and competitive bidding severely curtailing cash flow and sales opportunities, HME providers need help to withstand the challenging power mobility market.

In brief: CMS finalizes NPI policy, Drive builds web stores


WASHINGTON – CMS last week published a final rule in the Federal Register that requires all HME providers to include their National Provider Identifier (NPI) on 1.) all applications to enroll in Medicare and Medicaid programs and 2.) all claims for payment submitted under