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Mobility

Accessories: ‘Our road has not ended’

July 2, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – It’s not a permanent fix, but stakeholders say it’s a great sign that, about a month after taking the reins, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure agreed to extend a suspension of scheduled Medicare cuts to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.  CMS announced on June 23 that it would extend an 18-month pause on applying competitive bidding pricing to these accessories for an additional 90 days, until Oct. 1.  “We have seen some...

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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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Pride launches multi-pronged campaign for power recliners

July 21, 2020HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility has launched a new marketing campaign for its VivaLift! power recliners that includes TV commercials airing in July, August and September. Based on internal intelligence, the company has geotargeted areas in the following states for the commercials: Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The campaign also includes digital teaser ads on Facebook and Google, as well as direct mail pieces, in those areas. “When conjuring up the VivaLift! campaign...

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Pride launches refreshed website

February 20, 2020HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility has redesigned its website, featuring an accessible-friendly widget. Users can increase type and cursor size and highlight links. The site also uses email marketing automation technology and collects data based on the customer's behavior while he or she visits the site. “The redesign is meant to enrich the quality of our consumer's journey and provide a clear understanding of the breadth of our product lines and their benefits,” said Rhonda Perko, vice president...

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Business Development

Demand growing for heavy-duty products

February 3, 2020John Andrews

Strong demand for heavier-duty home medical products has made the bariatric category one of HME's biggest growth areas over the past decade. And manufacturers in the field say that obesity rates continue to be stubborn within the American population, so the necessity of producing bariatric versions remains vital.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2017 show trends of public weight gain for people age 20 and older 10% higher over a 17-year period from 1999 to 2016. In 1999,...

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Pride Mobility rebrands scooters

January 28, 2020HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility has rebranded its scooters, creating the Zero Turn Series. The formerly named Jazzy Zero Turn Scooter and ZT10 Scooter are now the Zero Turn 8 Scooter and the Zero Turn 10 Scooter, respectively. “As our sales, marketing and research and development departments looked at how these products were evolving, we realized having a series would better show the consistencies of the two units,” said Renae Storie, vice president of Pride Mobility. “We want to have...

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Pride Mobility hosts mentoring day

October 24, 2019HME News Staff

DURYEA, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab hosted about 20 Luzerne Intermediate Unit students at their Duryea, Pa., facility, as part of their 10th Annual Disability Mentoring Day on Oct. 10. Students had the opportunity to meet with career professionals at the companies to learn the typical responsibilities and the necessary knowledge and skills needed for specific jobs, including in research and development, sales, technical service and production. “We look forward to this day...

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Medtrade West

Providers have retail advantages

February 22, 2019John Andrews

LAS VEGAS - Retail opportunities continue to be a major thrust at Medtrade Spring and attendees should pay attention to the advice they get from vendors at this year's show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It might just give them the wake-up call they need.One of the biggest concerns among independent HME providers seeking retail business is about how to compete with major online retailer Amazon. The powerhouse platform is offering home medical equipment as a part of its massive portfolio and...

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CEUs return to Medtrade Spring

January 22, 2019HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab will once again offer courses for continuing education units (CEUs) at Medtrade Spring this year. Attendees can choose from “Clinically Speaking - A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Documentation for Power Seat Options” and “The Case for Wheels - Selecting the Clinically Appropriate Base.” Each course, worth .20 CEUs, is free but requires an expo pass and registration with Pride/Quantum. The courses are back this year...

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Industry loses rehab icon

November 27, 2018HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Mark Smith, the general manager for public relations and consumer research for Quantum Rehab and Pride Mobility Products, passed away on Nov. 25 surrounded by his family. Smith, who was born with cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair, supplied input on various projects and provided consumer feedback to the research and development team for the two companies. He joined Pride and Quantum in 2001. Smith was also a prolific writer, authoring five books and countless magazine articles and...

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