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Power seat elevation ‘the greatest victory’

February 2, 2024John Andrews

In an industry with a history of hardscrabble policy battles, this year’s allowance of power seat elevation systems represents “the greatest victory for power chair users in recent memory.”  John Wright, executive vice president of sales management and business development for Los Angeles-based Shoprider, said the industry has been asking for coverage for power seat elevation systems for many years “as they recognized the need to improve power chair user independence,...

Complex Rehab, Power seat elevation, Pride Mobility Products, Shoprider

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Pennsylvania legislature considers 'well checks’ for wheelchairs

June 23, 2023Tracy Orzel

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania lawmakers are taking a unique approach to addressing repair issues with two bills, HB 183 and SB 511, that would provide coverage for up to two “well check” visits per year for complex wheelchair users.  The bills would help address the difficulties that users are facing trying to get their wheelchairs serviced and repaired due to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, documentation delays and inadequate reimbursement. In some states, like Colorado,...

Complex Rehab, Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS), Pride Mobility Products, Seth Johnson, Wheelchair

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Pondering the future of complex rehab

April 7, 2023John Andrews

Between a proposed Medicare expansion of power seat elevation, potential advancements in technology and impending financial challenges, the complex rehab category has cast a sharp eye on the future.  To be sure, questions abound on how these upcoming developments will impact the industry, though expectations at this point are generally optimistic.  Seth Johnson, senior vice president of government affairs for Duryea, Pa.-based Pride Mobility Products, is encouraged that expanded coverage...

Complex Rehab, Permobil, Pride Mobility Products, seat elevation, Shoprider, Wheelchair

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Demand continues to soar in bariatric market

February 2, 2023John Andrews

America is not getting any thinner. As a result, demand for bariatric-grade home medical equipment products continue to soar, manufacturers in the field say.  A September 2022 report by Trust for America’s Health shows four in 10 Americans are clinically obese and obesity rates are climbing nationwide and within population groups. The report finds that persistent increases in obesity rates across population groups underscores that obesity is caused by a number of factors and authors...

Bariatric, Equipment, Golden Technologies, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Permobil, Pride Mobility Products

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In brief: Grau to lead NCART, Quipt doubles up, Rehab Medical makes buy

July 15, 2022HME News Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Wayne Grau will start as executive director of NCART in August.  Grau, whose experience includes working for a large manufacturer, a provider and a member services organization, will replace Don Clayback, who will retire on Sept. 13 after 13 years leading the organization.  “Wayne will bring a vast knowledge base to NCART and will help move the organization ahead,” said Greg Packer, president of NCART and president of U.S. Rehab, a division of the...

Medline, NCART, NorthShore Care Supply, Owens & Minor, Pride Mobility Products

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Obesity rates fuel need for bariatrics

February 1, 2022John Andrews

The need for bariatric products only continues to grow as obesity levels rise in the U.S., driven of late by the stubborn COVID-19 virus, according to a new report.  Trust for America’s Health, a Washington-based non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes health and wellness, found that the pandemic “has exacerbated the nation’s obesity rate,” as it “changed eating habits, worsened levels of food insecurity, created obstacles to physical activity and...

Bariatric, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Equipment, Pride Mobility Products

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Business Development

Home accessibility demand stays high

October 1, 2021John Andrews

COVID-19 kept everyone home during the pandemic’s ascension, triggering a strong interest in home modifications and jumpstarting demand for home accessibility products and services. A year later, that demand hasn’t waned, specialists in the field say; if anything, they say, it continues to escalate.  “Demand for home accessibility is not slowing down but growing,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Live at Home. “Things were a little...

Harmar, Jim Greatorex, Pride Mobility Products, Stander, VGM Live at Home

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In brief: Telemedicine and sleep, Medtrade West registration, Heartland lineup

April 8, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper. While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit. “Delivering care during the pandemic has proven to providers and insurers...

Heartland Conference, Medtrade, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Numotion, Pride Mobility Products, VGM Group

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New app combines Pride, Quantum content

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab have launched PQ-365, a new one-stop app for providers and clinicians. The free, easy to use app helps busy professionals stay up to date with the latest information from Pride and Quantum, and access content from the companies in one quick and convenient place. “We are excited to add Pride content into our Quantum Clinician app to create the new PQ-365 app,” said Kate Pencek, senior director of IT & enterprise architecture....

Mobile app, Pride Mobility Products, Quantum Rehab

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Pride Mobility launches German subsidiary

May 14, 2020HME News Staff

HOVELHOF, Germany - Pride Mobility Products has launched its newest international standalone subsidiary, Pride Germany. Pride has had a presence in the Germany for more than 20 years and discussions for the subsidiary started in earnest in the fall of 2019. “We had to locate an appropriate facility, hire knowledgeable staff and create a top-notch sales force,” said Tim Murphy, vice president of European and Middle East operations and sales. “It has been with much help from staff...

Pride Mobility Products, Wheelchair

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