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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 Wheelchair, Mobility devices, Power assist

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CMS drops two codes from Round 2021

July 2, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has removed HCPCS codes E0992 and K0056 from the product category for standard power mobility devices for Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The reason: The two codes are only applicable to the standard manual wheelchairs product category. CMS was unable to remove the two codes from DMEPOS Bidding System (DBidS) before the bid window opens on July 16, but it has removed them from the product categories files and utilization report and will remove them from the lead-item pricing calculator...

Competitive Bidding, Mobility devices

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Study: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users

April 25, 2018HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the US experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.The study, conducted by ComRes for the Toyota Mobility Foundation, polled wheelchair users in five countries. In November, the foundation launched the $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis with “game-changing” technology."This research expresses the urgent need for innovation in this area,” said...

Mobility devices, Toyota Mobility Foundation

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Back in the spotlight: 'In-the-home' restriction

July 29, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., introduced a bill this month that would eliminate the “in-the-home” restriction for mobility devices for individuals with expected long-term needs. The Medicare Independent Living Act of 2009, H.R. 3184, has 12 co-sponsors. “The need to have access to one's physical environment through the use of an appropriate wheelchair or other mobility device, both inside and outside of the home, is critical to living independently, functioning in society and attaining...

In the home restriction, Mobility devices, On The Editor's Desk, Rep. Jim Langevin, Wheelchair

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