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Invacare Aviva Storm Rx

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Short takes: Invacare, Culpeper

August 4, 2021HME News Staff

Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare has launched its Aviva Storm Rx rear-wheel drive power wheelchair. “We are excited to introduce the next generation of Invacare power mobility products with the Aviva Storm Rx,” said Joost Beltman, senior vice president and general manager, North America. “This launch represents yet another step forward for our end-users, while further differentiating Invacare’s product portfolio.” The Aviva Storm Rx’s features include a flared front...

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Permobil, Pirates surprise fan with custom wheelchair

June 10, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, LiveLikeLou and Phi Delta Theta, surprised a fan with a team-branded, custom power wheelchair at a home game on June 3. The reveal was part of the first-ever Lou Gehrig Day celebrations that Major League Baseball will hold each June in honor of Gehrig, who died of ALS. “We are honored to be part of the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day and to partner with MLB to raise awareness in the fight against ALS,”...

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Pride Mobility, 11-year-old work together on donation

July 29, 2020HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH, Pa. - Pride Mobility has donated a Jazzy Air 2 Power Wheelchair to Ann-Marie Kelly. Pride Mobility learned of Kelly's need after being contacted by the mother of 11-year-old Brian Lyons, her neighbor. Lyons had noticed that Kelly's power wheelchair was old and no longer reliable, and he decided to start a GoFundMe fundraiser and hold lemonade stands to raise money for a new wheelchair. Lyons helped Pride Mobility present the new power wheelchair to Kelly on July 20. “It makes me feel...

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Warranties: Why are we taking it on the chin?

April 29, 2019Letter to the Editor

As I am dealing with the 10th warranty issue for power chairs this month, I feel the need to express something that has bothered me for years. I should also add that we are a one location, small company with big dreams, so 10 warranty issues in one month is a lot.I am an ATP that has been serving my client base for years, and I am talking back when the power chairs were belt drive and tilt-in-space was a futuristic dream.My issue is this: As an industry why are we still taking it on the chin for...

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Quantum Rehab's iLevel hits 10K users

August 29, 2017HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Quantum Rehab now has more than 10,000 iLevel users, the company announced Aug. 25. Launched* in July 2015, iLevel elevates the seat of a power wheelchair up to 12 inches, while stabilizing it using Extra Stability Technology. It allows full functionality at walking height and speeds up to 3.5 mph for increased independence and social inclusion. Quantum Rehab credits the increasing number of iLevel users to consumer demand and payer coverage. “As we pass the two-year mark with...

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Quantum taps into consumer

March 27, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

EXETER, Pa. - Quantum Rehab's Q-Logic 3 drive control system, launched in January, is a big play by the company to incorporate more mainstream consumer electronics into its power wheelchair systems.Q-Logic 3's iAccess has four switch controls, each with a forward and backward function, so users can control up to 15 different functions, such as tilt and recline and seat elevation. The kicker: They do it all from a smart phone-like LED screen with pictures.“As you switch through pages (in iAccess),...

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WHILL targets Medicare market with new product

March 23, 2016HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - WHILL has received FDA clearance for its Model M, paving the way for doctors to prescribe the power wheelchair as a medical device. WHILL already offers its Model A for cash sale. Model M keeps the four-wheel drive, patented all-direction wheels and sleek design of the Model A, but also offers customizable features like arm and back supports, and ankle huggers. WHILL also plans to apply for a HCPCS code for Medicare reimbursement. “FDA clearance is inline with our mission to...

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Provider makes day at beach possible

January 22, 2016Tracy Orzel

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - While beach-ready wheelchairs have been around for decades, Greg McNair, owner of Beach Mobility Rentals, says he's putting a new spin on them.“People are used to seeing beach chairs made of PVC pipe,” he said. “They're clunky, hard to push and you're always going to need an attendant, as opposed to my electric chairs which are independently operated.”Launched in November, Beach Mobility Rentals offers powered all-terrain wheelchairs, designed to navigate...

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Goodwill adds service component

November 3, 2014Leah Hoenen

EWING, N.J. - Goodwill Home Medical, which has been selling power wheelchairs for two years, now services them. Goodwill Home Medical provides a basic check of the wires, battery life and tire treads.The need for affordable power wheelchairs and services is rising as insurance coverage decreases or changes, says Deb Eckenhoff, vice president.“The people we service, these are people who are uninsured, who have high deductibles or are underinsured,” she said.A division of Goodwill...

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Prepay review shows substantial error rate

October 18, 2013HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - National Government Services, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, is conducting a widespread prepay review of power wheelchairs without power seating options. The DME MAC processed 636 claims between July 1, 2013 and Sept. 1, 2013, and said 572 claims needed more documentation, according to a recent bulletin. Partial and full denials of those claims resulted in a 77% error rate. Denials were most common when documentation did not prove a manual wheelchair was unsuitable, did not demonstrate why...

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