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.
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.
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.