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Mobility Matters hits another nail on the head

August 10, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The Mobility Matters bulletin sent out yesterday by AAHomecare featured a Q&A with Mark Schmeler on the documentation process for power wheelchairs (the last bulletin, you'll remember, featured an interview with Dr. Jerald Winakur on the same topic). Schmeler, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh, makes a good point—that CMS is asking for something that physicians, at least general practitioners, usually can't provide....

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Some relationship advice for CMS

July 28, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Did you see the July 16 edition of "Mobility Matters," the bulletin that AAHomecare publishes to educate lawmakers and policymakers, among others, on the power mobility benefit? It was a good one. In the bulletin, Dr. Jerald Winakur, clinical professor of medical humanities and ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, calls CMS to task for its "maddening" documentation requirements for power wheelchairs: “I (perform) two or three 'power mobility evaluations'...

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