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Providers see lull in mobility audits

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02/21/2014

With power mobility’s consistently high error rates, providers have long been targets for audits. However, some providers say things have been relatively calm lately. 

Bidding redirects wheelchair market

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07/24/2013

As it has with several other HME categories, it appears that competitive bidding is causing mobility providers to re-think and re-engineer wheelchair sales. For bid winners, wheelchair provision is, for all intents and purposes, a nonprofit venture.

'Keep pushing, keep trying'

Reality TV star helps break down stereotypes
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07/24/2013

LOS ANGELES – In the years since being injured in a 2010 car accident, Chelsie Hill, 20, has spent her time advocating against distracted driving and advocating for people with spinal cord injuries.

UPitt receives $4.5 million for wheelchair study

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09/25/2012

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will lead a five-year, multi-site project studying wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries.

101 Mobility franchises gain momentum

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09/25/2012

WILMINGTON, N.C. – 101 Mobility is on its way to becoming a household name, says founder Dave Pazgan.

Rehab committee makes connections

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06/22/2012

STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) Rehab Committee has spent its inaugural year doing just what it intended: help members connect on mobility issues. 

Mobility advocate fights for providers

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10/30/2011

WINDSOR, N.Y. - Donna Ponessa might leave her wheelchair and ventilator behind when she competes in horseback riding, but mobility equipment and other HME is at the forefront of her mind when she supports the industry in Washington, D.C., and Albany, N.Y.

Providing in rural areas: technology provides solutions

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09/25/2011

Mark Schmeler at the University of Pittsburgh says that caring for patients in rural areas is a challenge for healthcare providers of all stripes.

'I've never been in a space like that'

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06/23/2011

CAMBRIDGE, Iowa – Since a 2003 car accident that left her a quadriplegic, Angie Plager, 28, has volunteered and advocated for people with disabilities, currently as president of the Iowa Chapter of United Spinal Cord Injury Association. Her work life is also devoted to helping people with disabilities, through her position with People for Quality Care, a division of The VGM Group.