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HandyQuip connects customers with rentals

October 28, 2019Tracy Orzel

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - When Stephane Poussou's brother-in-law, who is paralyzed from the waist down, went to Las Vegas eight years ago to celebrate his recent graduation, he and his family spent five days—to no avail—trying to find the equipment he needed. “It's not that the equipment isn't available, but the technology to connect people to the rental wasn't there,” said Poussou. Which is why he started HandyQuip, a new online marketplace that does just that. Launched...

Equipment, HandyQuip, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Mobility, Rental

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Capped rental: National companies brush by change

June 20, 2014Leah Hoenen

ROCKY HILL, Conn., and FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The capped rental rule will squeeze cash flow and generate more paperwork, national mobility providers say, but it's not altering their strategies just yet. The rule, which went into effect in April, requires providers to send claims to Medicare and secondary payers each month of a 13-month rental period to receive full payment. “There may be a time in the future where we have to assess what products we put out the door,” said Kevin Harmon,...

Cap, Complex Rehab, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), Nationals, Numotion, Rental

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Reporter's notebook: Manufacturers hedge bets on capped-rental change

May 23, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - What's the impact on manufacturers of the transition to capped-rental status for certain complex rehab items? So far, they're hedging their bets. The transition went into effect April 1, prompting some providers, such as Monroe Wheelchair, to discontinue providing items like power-assist devices. But Exeter, Pa.-based Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab report little impact from the change, mostly because it's “largely a manual and pediatric wheelchair issue,”...

Cap, Complex Rehab, NCART, Pride Mobility Products, Rental, Seth Johnson, TiLite

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On the Editor's Desk

Clean it, bag it, get it back out

August 31, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

In a recent thread on the NRRTS listserv, providers discussed the intricacies of cleaning wheelchairs, something that will take on a new sense of urgency, industry stakeholders say, if a provision to eliminate the purchase option for standard power wheelchairs takes effect, as planned, on Jan. 1, 2010. Since, under the provision, providers will maintain ownership of their wheelchairs, if a Medicare beneficiary doesn't use his wheelchair for the full rental period, providers are going to want to clean...

Cleaning, first-month purchase option, On The Editor's Desk, Rental

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