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Hoveround absent from re-compete

May 20, 2016Tracy Orzel

SARASOTA, Fla. - As industry stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers, one well-known name missing from the list is Hoveround.In previous rounds of the program, the provider accepted multiple contracts for standard wheelchairs, including contracts in 85% of the competitive bidding areas in the original Round 2; and contracts in all of the Round 1 re-compete areas.The low reimbursement rates in the Round 2 re-compete—on average, mobility providers...

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In brief: Bid bill to drop this week, House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

May 6, 2016HME News Staff

The “Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016” will join a bill already introduced in the Senate that also seeks to push back the date of the cuts, which will usher in reimbursement based 100% on the competitive bidding program, from July 1, 2016, to Oct. 1, 2017.Unlike S. 2736, however, the House bill does not seek to speed up plans to limit federal Medicaid reimbursement for DME to Medicare reimbursement as a “pay for.” A draft of the bill states: “This...

bid bill, BOC, Byram, CVS Health Corp, harmer, Hollister, Hoveround, infusion, Prosthetics


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Hoveround simplifies doctor-patient interactions

May 5, 2016HME News Staff

SARASOTA, Fla. - Hoveround has introduced a comprehensive kit for physicians to make it easier for them to identify and gather essential information about a patient during an examination. The kit's documentation, charts and checklist also help ensure insurance requirements are properly evaluated and assessed during the examination. “Fitting a Hoveround power chair to a patient's specifications is an important step in maintaining their comfort and well-being,” said Tom Kruse, founder and...

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Reporter's notebook: Year in review: Accessories, Hoveround

January 22, 2016Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - 2015 was a stressful year for mobility providers, particularly when it came to getting reimbursed.Stakeholders were flabbergasted in late December 2014 when CMS released an FAQ indicating that competitive bid rates for standard wheelchair accessories would be applied to complex rehab wheelchair accessories as part of the national roll out (“CMS stuns with stance on accessories”).Even after 101 members of Congress signed a letter asking CMS to reverse its decision, the...

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Providers react to Hoveround audit

December 18, 2015Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - Mobility providers aren't surprised by the Office of Inspector General's call for Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million, they say.After auditing 200 randomly selected Hoveround claims for PMDs from 2010, the OIG found that 154 did not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.“I'm in rural North Dakota and I've come across many beneficiaries that have a power wheelchair from Hoveround or The Scooter Store in their garage, closet or spare bedroom that they've...

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Changing PMD rules create moving target

December 11, 2015Tracy Orzel

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Office of Inspector General's recent audit of mobility giant Hoveround raises questions about how the agency applies standards and extrapolates overpayment amounts.Out of a sample of 200 randomly selected Hoveround claims for PMDs from 2010, the OIG found 154 did not meet Medicare requirements. Of those, the agency says 144 did not meet medical necessity requirements and 10 had incomplete documentation.But Hoveround argues the OIG applied incorrect standards and is calling for...

Hoveround, OIG audit, power mobility devices


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In brief: OIG targets Hoveround, CMS to revise fee schedule

December 4, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) wants Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says do not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.The OIG audited claims for 200 randomly selected beneficiaries who received PMDs from the direct-to-consumer manufacturer in 2010 and found 154 did not meet Medicare requirements. Of those, 144 did not meet medical necessity requirements and 10 had incomplete documentation, according to the agency's...

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OIG to Hoveround: Pay back $27 million

December 4, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) wants Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says do not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.The OIG audited claims for 200 randomly selected beneficiaries who received PMDs from the direct-to-consumer manufacturer in 2010 and found 154 did not meet Medicare requirements. Of those, 144 did not meet medical necessity requirements and 10 had incomplete documentation, according to the agency's...

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Hoveround ups certification

September 26, 2014Leah Hoenen

SARASOTA, Fla. - Hoveround has a new ISO certification that puts it in line with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's good manufacturer practices (GMP) and paves the way for the company to be able to sell products overseas.Hoveround has had International Standard for Organization (ISO) 9001 certification since 1997, said CEO Tom Kruse. Adding ISO 13485 certification “takes us to another level,” he said.“The 13485 is really pretty amazing as it is completely aligned with the FDA's...

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In brief: Verus rolls up sleep biz, Hoveround ups certification

July 18, 2014HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Verus Healthcare has acquired its 85th CPAP business, it announced last week. The provider, which holds competitive bidding contracts nationwide, now serves more than 40,000 patients and processes 10,000 new orders per month, according to a press release. Verus, formerly Sleep Nation, got its start in sleep when it acquired CPAP Care Club in 2012 and used it as a platform to roll up other businesses. "When we bought this platform two years ago, attrition among the patient base...

audits, certification, competitive bidding, CPAP, Hoveround, sleep, Verus


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