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U.S. Rehab revamps training program


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Survey: PMD repairs difficult to obtain


WASHINGTON – The results of a recent AAHomecare survey show fewer providers are repairing power mobility devices.

Invacare sheds another biz


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will close Roadrunner Mobility by the end of this year, according to Lara Mahoney, director of investor relations and corporate communications.