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Rowheels pulls not pushes

Heavily backed company has potential to shake up manual wheelchair market

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


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


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


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


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

Pride, Quantum give manuals their due


EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab hope to give some TLC to their line of manual wheelchairs through a new partnership with Comfort Company.

CMS redistributes K9 equipment

Change leaves some without proper coverage

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders feel that the assortment of manual wheelchairs and bases previously included in the K0009 code doesn’t fit well in other codes, but CMS disagrees.

Manuals: Coding decisions cause complications


ATLANTA – Two recent coding decisions by the PDAC that involve manual wheelchairs are putting patient access at risk, says Rita Hostak, vice president of government relations for Sunrise Medical.

Invacare, Invamex and the FDA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I spoke briefly with Kelly Mize and Brian Ellacott of Invacare yesterday about the company's decision to move the manufacturing of its Solara line of manual wheelchairs to an existing facility in Reynosa, Mexico.

Manual chair market faces challenges


The manual wheelchair market is currently surrounded by a lot of regulatory activity and mobility manufacturers expect it to be included in the national competitive bidding program at some point.