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Braze Mobility, Sunrise Medical partner 

February 21, 2022HME News Staff

TORONTO – Braze Mobility’s blind spot sensor technology is now available on Sunrise Medical’s Quickie line of power wheelchairs in Canada as a result of a new partnership between the two companies. “Sunrise Medical Canada is very proud to be partnering with Braze Mobility,” said Mike Longo, senior director, commercial operations. “This partnership will give us first-to-market OEM access to their innovative, blind spot sensor technology on our line of Quickie power...

Braze Mobility, Power wheelchairs, smart wheelchairs, Sunrise Medical


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The Scooter Shop relocates 

February 9, 2022HME News Staff

HANOVER, Md. – The Scooter Shop has a new 2,500-square-foot space in a retail center in the Perry Hall section of Baltimore County, according to the Commercial Observer. The company is relocating its showroom and corporate headquarters there from a 3,000-square-foot space in Elkridge, Md. “We expanded into Baltimore County at the 9810 Belair Road location to cover Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County, Southern Pennsylvania and Western Delaware,” Jim Luttrell, owner of...

Manual Wheelchairs, Power wheelchairs, scooters, The Scooter Shop


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ATF Medical promotes sales exec 

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ATF Medical promotes sales exec 

January 18, 2022HME News Staff

NEWNAN, Ga. – ATF Medical has promoted Rick Wyche to executive director of sales, marketing and business development. As a member of the company’s senior leadership team, Wyche sets business development strategy and oversees the marketing and account management teams. “Rick’s compassion and curiosity led to in-depth knowledge of the industry, particularly the sophisticated power chairs that so many injured workers rely on,” said Sid Glover, CEO. “Over the years,...

ATF Medical, Power wheelchairs


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Sunrise Medical opens new facility in Nashville

October 4, 2021HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical is now producing Magic Mobility products out of its newly opened Nashville, Tenn.-based facility.  The company is selling and supporting the products through its associates across the North American market.  “Magic Mobility power wheelchairs are synonymous with durability, independence and active mobility,” says Larry Jackson, president of Sunrise Medical North America. “We can’t be more excited to sell, build and support...

Magic Mobility, Manufacturing, Power wheelchairs, Sunrise Medical


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LUCI modernizes power wheelchairs

July 17, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - LUCI wants its new hardware and software platform to serve as a “catalyst” for further innovation in the power wheelchair market.The company in June launched its first product, also named LUCI, a platform that prevents wheelchair users from running into objects, alerts them to tipping danger, and protects them from steps and drop-offs.“We saw the potential to serve as a catalyst for the industry,” said Barry Dean, CEO and founder. “It would have been...

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Merits signs contract with Numotion

May 24, 2018HME News Staff

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Merits Health Products has signed a contract with Numotion to become the Brentwood, Tenn.-based national complex rehab provider's preferred provider for Group 2 power wheelchairs. The contract covers Merits' full line of Group 2 power wheelchairs, including its popular Vision series and its new tilt-only Vision Ultra. “We are excited about this contract and happy to be partnering with one of the nation's top providers,” said Chris Blackmore, vice president of sales...

Merits Health Products, Numotion, Power wheelchairs


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OIG pushes monthly rentals for all PMDs

May 23, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicare could save millions if it sought legislation to shift from a lump-sum purchase option to a monthly rental payment for all power mobility devices, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in May. In January 2011, Medicare eliminated the lump-sum purchase option for standard power wheelchairs, a move that saved $86 million from 2011 to 2014, according to the OIG. If legislation were in place to also eliminate this option for scooters and complex...

Lump-sum purchase, Monthly rental, OIG, Power wheelchairs, scooters


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Max Mobility gets smarter

November 6, 2015HME News Staff

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - Max Mobility has created a new position, SmartDrive Educator, and has named Devon Doebele, the Florida territory manager for MSL Associates, to fill it. He will oversee the strategic direction, expansion and education of the company's SmartDrive wheelchair power assist technology, working with manufacturers like Easystand, Ki Mobility, Roho and TiLite. Doebele will be a member of the company's executive team and report to President Mark Richter.

Max Mobility, Power assist, Power wheelchairs


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Pride Mobility expands in Mississippi

June 2, 2015HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products is investing $2 million in a new facility in Pontotoc, Miss., according to the Memphis Business Journal. The move will create 150 jobs, the journal reports. Pride Mobility will build its new facility in a building that formerly housed a manufacturing operation for Genesis Furniture, according to the journal. “We're privileged to draw from such a dedicated local workforce, where the success of our venture will extend not just to the employees but to their...

Manufacturing, New facility, Power wheelchairs, Pride Mobility


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Orbit agrees to $7.5 million settlement

May 28, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Orbit Medical and its partial successor, Rehab Medical, have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that it altered and forged physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.Orbit Medical says it fully cooperated and offered full transparency during the DOJ's four-year investigation.“We are relieved to close this chapter and move forward growing our business,” the company...

DOJ, Healthcare fraud, Lawsuit, Orbit Medical, Power wheelchairs


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