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Invacare teams up with Toys for Tots

October 28, 2020HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare will give a toy to Toys for Tots for every Solara 3G Manual Wheelchair the company sells in November. “We're honored to continue to find ways to support our community this holiday season,” said Michael Salvi, director of manual mobility and seating. Features of the Solara, which Invacare has nicknamed “the tank” for its durability, include fully adjustable, easy to tilt, low-shear recline, foot-operated wheel lock and 300-pound weight capacity.

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Invacare, Alber launch portable power assist solution

July 14, 2020HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare and Alber have introduced the SMOOV one, a power-assist solution for manual wheelchair users, in the U.S. market. The SMOOV one is a portable, rear-mounted power add-on. “This solution has represented yet another technological leap forward for Invacare and is a great addition to our portfolio of mobility products,” said Joost Beltman, Invacare's vice president of sales and marketing for North America. Features of the SMOOV one include: easily attached and detached...

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Headed for a vote: Medicaid bill that includes accessories language

December 7, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - December may, once again, turn out to be a lucky month for complex rehab stakeholders.Last week, industry champions in the House of Representatives were able to slide into a larger bill some language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, from Jan. 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.“We're pleased with the 18 months,” said Seth Johnson, senior vice president of government affairs for Pride...

Complex Rehab, CRT Accessories, Manual wheelchair, NCART, Pride Mobility Products

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Livingston Innovations receives award for Freedom Trax

November 2, 2016HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Livingston Innovations of Waukegan, Ill., has been named one of the winners of the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The company's Freedom Trax is a powered track attachment for manual wheelchairs that allows users to maneuver through sand, snow, grass and other off-road conditions. “We are honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Troy Livingston, president. “Our team has worked tirelessly to provide a device that can help people get outside and experience...

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Google backs wheelchair tech

June 21, 2016Tracy Orzel

HURLEYVILLE, N.Y. - Google has awarded a $1.125M grant to the Center for Discovery to create an open source power add-on that will turn any manual wheelchair into a power wheelchair.“What's unique about our design is that it requires no modification to the existing wheelchair,” said John Damiao, power mobility program director at The Center for Discovery, which offers adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs for disabled individuals.The indieGo is a small rolling platform that manual...

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CGS launches manual wheelchair review

February 20, 2014HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - High strength, lightweight manual wheelchairs will be the subject of a service-specific prepayment review because of their high claims payment error rate, CGS, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, announced Feb. 18. Additional documentation required for K0004 claims may include: detailed written orders; medical records showing the beneficiary meets general manual wheelchair coverage criteria and one of the two K0004 code specific criteria; documentation of an assessment showing the beneficiary's...

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If you could live on Earth or Pandora, which would you pick?

December 22, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Have you seen "Avatar," the new science fiction blockbuster movie from James Cameron, the creator of the Aliens and Terminator series? If you work with wheelchairs users, you might want to. The main character in the movie is a young man named Jake Sully, a Marine and a paraplegic. Long story short: Sully, who uses a manual wheelchair,  joins a top-secret program that allows him to embody an Avatar and live an able-bodied life in another world called Pandora. There are some pretty telling and...

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