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MAC takes more physical stance on manual wheelchairs

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04/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders fear a Medicare Administrative Contractor is doing an about-face on the home assessment requirement for manual wheelchairs.

Permobil adds power assist to portfolio

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12/27/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired MAX Mobility, the Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of the SmartDrive power assist device.

MAX Mobility’s most recent release, the SmartDrive MX2+ with PushTracker, works on virtually any manual wheelchair on the market.

Complex rehab stakeholders ‘pick up pace’ for manuals

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders scored a big win when CMS used its authority to stop reimbursement cuts for accessories for complex power wheelchairs, but their job is only half done.

CMS limits K0108 for manual wheelchairs

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02/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has taken away a Medicare beneficiary’s “right to choose,” now that providers aren’t allowed to use K0108 for titanium or heavy duty upgrades for manual wheelchairs, industry stakeholders say.

NCART fights for separate billing

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS’s decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.

Rowheels pulls not pushes

Heavily backed company has potential to shake up manual wheelchair market
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03/11/2016

FITCHBURG, Wis. – Rowheels, the makers of pull-based geared wheels for manual wheelchairs, will use a recent round of funding to roll out a new product with more mass appeal.

New wheelchair technology attracts investment

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01/06/2016

FITCHBURG, Wis. – Rowheels, the developer of a reverse propulsion technology for manual wheelchairs, has secured a $1.5 million investment led by WISC Partners, a Madison, Wis.-based strategic operating capital fund.

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair review

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12/24/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – So far, few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including adult tilt-in-space models (E1161).

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair prepay probe

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12/22/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected so far by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including the adult tilt-in-space models, coded E1161.

Permobil buys TiLite

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05/28/2014

LEBANON, Tenn. – Calling it a “natural fit,” Permobil has acquired TiLite, the two companies announced today.

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