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Mobility

Reporter's notebook: Caught on tape?

August 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Rather than give him the runaround, T.J. McEnany almost wishes Florida's Medicaid program would just tell him that they're out of money and won't pay his claims for gait trainers. McEnany, vice president and general manager of Wheelchairs Plus in Jacksonville, Fla., has increasingly received requests from Medicaid for additional documentation, including, of all things, videos. "They'll want a video of independent weight bearing," he said. "Well, they're setting us up for failure. You're supposed...

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On the Editor's Desk

'I am so happy I could cry'

June 28, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

In the July issue, I wrote a story about how the New Hampshire Medicaid program had moved to a cost-plus 10% instead of a cost plus 30% method of paying for certain home medical equipment. The changes was particularly difficult for complex rehab providers. Jan Soderquist, CEO of Rehab Equipment Associates in Manchester, said of providing gait trainers under the payment rules, which the state put in place April 1: "You'd have to be a mail order provider to be able to do these products at cost-plus...

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