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Motion Composites grows US sales team

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Motion Composites grows US sales team

April 6, 2022HME News Staff

SAINT ROCH de L’ACHIGAN, Quebec – Motion Composites has added Michael Hughes as U.S. sales director. Since joining the HME and complex rehab technology industry in 2009, Hughes has advanced across several leadership positions by developing and implementing market-specific strategic sales and marketing plans that exceeded objectives. “Michael’s leadership, experience and deep understanding of the CRT industry will help us drive significant growth in the U.S. market,”...

Manual Wheelchairs, Michael Hughes, Motion Concepts


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The Scooter Shop relocates 

February 9, 2022HME News Staff

HANOVER, Md. – The Scooter Shop has a new 2,500-square-foot space in a retail center in the Perry Hall section of Baltimore County, according to the Commercial Observer. The company is relocating its showroom and corporate headquarters there from a 3,000-square-foot space in Elkridge, Md. “We expanded into Baltimore County at the 9810 Belair Road location to cover Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County, Southern Pennsylvania and Western Delaware,” Jim Luttrell, owner of...

Manual Wheelchairs, Power wheelchairs, scooters, The Scooter Shop


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Sunrise taps Jim Black to grow manual business

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Sunrise taps Jim Black to grow manual business

January 18, 2022HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical has appointed Jim Black, a three-time Paralympic athlete, as the business development manager for North America for its RGK brand of sport and made-to-measure manual wheelchairs. Black has more than 30 years of experience in sales, product management and marketing in complex rehab technology. “Bringing innovative solutions to the market and to the people who use our products is part of Sunrise’s and Jim’s DNA,” said Larry Jackson, president...

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Permobil expands manual offering

November 1, 2021HME News Staff

TIMRA, Sweden – Permobil has entered into an agreement to acquire Stockholm-based Panthera, strengthening its offering of manual wheelchairs.   “Panthera’s products strengthen Permobil’s offering in the market with the world’s lightest wheelchairs for active users, alongside our Progeo and TiLite ranges,” said Bengt Thorsson, CEO and president of Permobil.  Permobil acquired Pasco, Wash.-based TiLite in 2014.  Both Permobil and Panthera...

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Members of Congress press CMS on accessories

June 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A letter signed by 19 members of Congress was sent to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure late on Monday asking her to stop the Medicare payment cuts to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs that are set to go into effect July 1.  The letter, circulated by Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., was signed by 18 members of the House of Representatives and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.  “CMS has been reviewing the issues and our communication with them has been...

Accessories, Bid Pricing, Complex Rehab, Manual Wheelchairs, NCART


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CRT and accessories: Stakeholders call for immediate action

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders seek signatures for a fast-moving sign-on letter in the House of Representatives to protect access to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.  The letter, which asks CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to extend an 18-month pause on competitive bidding pricing for these accessories, closes June 21.  “Please email the individual who handles health care issues with your representative’s office,” AAHomecare stated...

Competitive Bidding Pricing, Complex Rehab, Manual Wheelchairs, Sign-On Letter


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NCART: ‘The time has come’

June 7, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART has updated www.protectmymobility.org to allow advocates to send a pre-written email to their members of Congress asking them to permanently exempt accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs from competitive bidding pricing. “As we have been sharing, June 30 marks the end of the 18-month suspension preventing Medicare from inappropriately applying competitive bid program rates to CRT manual wheelchair accessories,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “The...

Accessories, Complex Rehab, Manual Wheelchairs, NCART


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Permobil to buy Progeo

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Permobil improves portfolio

April 27, 2021HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM – Permobil plans to buy Progeo, an Italian manufacturer of manual wheelchairs, to improve its portfolio in Europe.  “Progeo’s products will be available to users in more countries,” said Bengt Thorsson, CEO of Permobil. “At the same time, this deal increases the possibility to offer Permobil’s product range in Italy. This is an important step in our overall strategy of developing the next generation of advanced assistive technology and...

M&A, Manual Wheelchairs, Permobil, Progeo


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Cheelcare names new marketing exec

April 6, 2021HME News Staff

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – Cheelcare, a designer and manufacturer of mobility devices based here, has named Allex Laurin director of marketing. Laurin’s addition to the Cheelcare team marks a milestone in company’s growth, it says – he will develop, lead and execute the startup’s market strategy and help to position the brand as a leader in mobility and assistive devices. “We are delighted to have Allex join our team,” said Eugene Cherny, co-founder...

Cheelcare, Complex Rehab, Manual Wheelchairs, Mobility devices, Power assist


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Complex rehab letter draws support from 41 representatives

September 29, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Forty one members of the House of Representatives have signed a congressional letter urging CMS to permanently stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs. Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., began circulating the letter in August. “Our sincere thanks goes to Reps. Larson and Zeldin for their continued leadership in protecting access to CRT for people with disabilities and to their 39 colleagues,” wrote Don...

Accessories, Complex Rehab, Congressional Letter, Manual Wheelchairs


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