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DMERT Group set to launch complex rehab certification

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06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training Group (DMERT Group) plans to launch a Level 2 certification for repair technicians for complex rehab technology in August.

VA slow to repair wheelchairs, OIG finds

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03/20/2018

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has found that veterans waited an average of 69 days for power wheelchair and scooter repairs, more than a month beyond a 30-day timeliness benchmark set by the agency, according to a new report.

U.S. Rehab revamps training program

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03/17/2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, a division of The VGM Group, has revamped its popular Tech Training program to provide a “deeper dive” into repairs for power mobility equipment.

Goodwill adds service component

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11/03/2014

EWING, N.J. – Goodwill Home Medical, which has been selling power wheelchairs for two years, now services them. 

Goodwill Home Medical provides a basic check of the wires, battery life and tire treads. 

CMS modifies repair policy

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08/26/2014

WASHINGTON – It appears HME providers will now be able to repair equipment, such as power wheelchairs, without having to find the original medical necessity documentation from the original provider, AAHomecare reports.

CMS proposal oversimplifies wheelchair provision

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – The devil’s in the details, and the lack of details in CMS’s proposal to implement bundled monthly payments for standard manual and power wheelchairs has stakeholders on edge.

Mobility stakeholders: Repair issues bigger than GAO says

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – The brief mention of repair issues in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on competitive bidding doesn’t speak to the severity of the problem, say mobility stakeholders.

in good repair: Bell Apothecary branches out

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03/28/2014

EASTON, Pa. – When a local DME repair shop owner sold his business to another company located far away, provider Ron Frantz saw a great opportunity.

Decision doesn’t solve repair woes, stakeholders say

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01/17/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision to pay for repairs for capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24, is a step in the right direction, but not a solution, industry stakeholders say.

CMS addresses Scooter Store repair issues

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01/16/2014

BALTIMORE – Medicare can pay for repairs to capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24, 2013, according to a bulletin from CMS.

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