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Mobility City expands into new communities 

August 14, 2023HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Mobility City Holdings has opened six new franchise locations. The locations are in Gwinnett County, Ga.; Orange County, Calif.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Montgomery County, Pa.; Southfield, Mich.; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and Richmond, Va. "We are thrilled to be able to offer our services to even more people," said Diane Baratta, CEO, Mobility City holdings. "Mobility City is all about helping people live their best lives, and we are so proud to be able to do that in five...

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Dr. O


This is us: ‘Providing access for the disability community will create better access for all’

July 7, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NEW ORLEANS – Seating and mobility professionals help people with disabilities “live their best lives,” setting off a positive chain reaction in society, says Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, the keynote speaker for the upcoming RESNA Annual Conference.  Here’s what “Dr. O” – the director of student accessibility and accommodation services at the University of Michigan; an assistant professor of family medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and...

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Mobility City Idaho

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Mobility City Holdings Inc. targets Idaho for growth

May 30, 2023HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Mobility City Holdings Inc. worked with Gregg and Kristy Welte to open a franchise location in Meridian, Idaho, in December and now the company has plans to work with the couple to open additional locations to serve the entire state. "Idaho is our first 'state as a territory' that made sense for one owner to manage," said Diane Baratta, CEO, Mobility City Holdings Inc. "We were pleased to learn that owners Gregg and Kristy Welte felt the same way about growing their...

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Ability Center rebrands as United Access

April 5, 2023HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ability Center will rebrand its 18 locations to United Access. The name change brings the total number of United Access locations to 50, significantly expanding the brand’s presence along the West Coast and securing its position as the second largest retailer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, mobility products and services in the United States. “We are changing our name, but not our commitment to our customers,” said Chad Blake, senior vice president of sales...

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Mike Swinford


Numotion to settle Medicaid lawsuit

February 8, 2023HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit related to Medicaid claims for mobility equipment as part of an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  The company says the allegations focused mainly on a complicated set of Medicaid billing regulations that it believed, in good faith, that it was interpreting correctly.   “Numotion is committed to cooperating with external investigations, as well...

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Phil Cunningham


New Solutions enters new chapter

January 20, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – New Solutions, a wheelchair and scooter parts supplier, has a new owner and a new home.  Co-owners Leonard Graves and Nick Hambrick, both quadriplegics, started the company out of a garage in California in 1992 when, frustrated with too many flat tires, they figured out a way to build flat-free inserts (See related story below). Now looking to retire, they’ve sold the company to Phil Cunningham, formerly of Invacare.  “They’re neat guys...

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Mobility City opens in Arizona

January 18, 2023HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Mobility City Holdings, a provider of mobility equipment, has opened a new location in Gilbert, Ariz. “Our first location in Arizona opened in Gilbert, an East Valley town convenient to most Phoenix residents,” said Diane Baratta, CEO, Mobility City. “In addition to a retail store, every franchise location employs repair technicians who make house calls and provide repair services so that no neighborhood in Phoenix is out of reach. As Arizonans get to know...

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Greg Packer


FMA hits ‘good cross section’ of industry

November 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab’s Functional Mobility Assessment tool now has 13,000 data points showing the benefits of providing appropriate mobility equipment and involving assistive technology professionals (ATPs).  There are currently about 50 different companies and organizations actively feeding data into the FMA tool, which is a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, says Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab.  “With 13,000 pieces of data, it’s highly...

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Wayne Grau


Grau takes lead at repair group

August 2, 2022Tracy Orzel

WATERLOO, Iowa – For more than 30 years, Wayne Grau has worked in nearly every facet of the mobility and rehab industry—holding leadership roles in supplier relations and government affairs, sales and marketing, trade relations, and business development—making him a natural pick as the DMERT Group’s newest chairman.  Grau succeeds U.S. Rehab’s Greg Packer.  “I will be working with both manufacturers and providers to understand their needs, but also...

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Canadian complex rehab market matures

July 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TORONTO – It’s an active period for the seating and mobility market in Canada, with M&A deals and professionalization efforts both increasing, says VGM’s Steve Cranna.  “National Seating & Mobility has been aggressive in Canada and what that’s really showing us is, the industry here is maturing,” said Cranna, director of business development and government relations for VGM Canada, Mobility Group.  Most recently, NSM opened a branch in Barrie, Ontario,...

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