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States pick up seperate benefit

June 20, 2014Leah Hoenen

A bill signed recently in Colorado establishes separate recognition for complex rehab within the DME category. Similar legislation is pending in several other states.“We're lucky in the state of Colorado in that we have not only an advocate community that is very supportive of disability rights, but also a department that is very aware of some of the implications and programs Medicaid will introduce and how they will affect that community,” said Patrick Mahncke, owner and president of...

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CMS didn't think through capped rental change, providers say

January 31, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - The day-to-day reality of providing certain complex rehab equipment as capped rental items is unrealistic, providers say.“CMS is asking DME companies to provide complex rehab and finance Medicare over 13 months, when we have to pay the vendors back in 60 days,” said Patrick Mahncke, president of Denver, Colo.-based USA Mobility. “From a business standpoint, it's very difficult to do that.”On April 1, CMS plans to make 78 codes capped rental items, including manual...

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Mobility providers ramp up complex rehab businesses

November 15, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - A number of mobility providers that were not offered contracts for standard power have bolstered their existing complex rehab businesses as a way to stay afloat in the wake of Round 2. The transition means making big changes, they say. “We're down 12 employees since April or May—we're a different company now, and we may have to make more changes,” said Mark Armstrong, president of Glen Allen, Va.-based Trustcare Home Medical Equipment, who declined...

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