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Mobility

Senators 'concerned' about overpayments to Scooter Store

January 10, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A pair of U.S. senators have some hard questions for CMS regarding overpayments to The Scooter Store.Among them: Does CMS plan to recoup more of what it's owed by the power wheelchair provider?“It is unclear why CMS accepted a significantly lower repayment amount than the overpayments initially identified by independent audits under (its corporate integrity agreement),” Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Herb Kohl, D-Wis., stated in the letter.In April 2011, after an...

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Sen. Blumenthal visits ATG

December 13, 2012HME News Staff

ROCKY HILL, Conn. - Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., met with ATG Rehab customers and executives on Dec. 12, according to a press release. Gary Kuchachik and 11-year-old Lexi Charbonneau, two individuals whose lives depend on complex rehab, told the senator how important it is to have appropriate seating and control modifications to remain independent and functional. Blumenthal also toured company headquarters with Paul Bergantino, ATG Rehab's president and CEO, and Frank Biondello, division president,...

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In brief: Senator pushes crackdown, FAA approves POCs

October 26, 2012HME News Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and healthcare advocates recently called for a crackdown on the “aggressive and misleading” marketing tactics of the power mobility device (PMD) industry, according to a press release posted to the senator's website. On Oct. 18, at The Mary Wade Home in New Haven, Conn., Blumenthal detailed how the marketing of PMDs to senior citizens can drive up costs for consumers in the Medicare program. Blumenthal also called for tighter regulations...

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Senator pushes crackdown on PMDs

October 23, 2012HME News Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and healthcare advocates recently called for a crackdown on the “aggressive and misleading” marketing tactics of the power mobility device (PMD) industry, according to a press release posted to the senator's website. On Oct. 18, at The Mary Wade Home in New Haven, Conn., Blumenthal detailed how the marketing of PMDs to senior citizens can drive up costs for consumers in the Medicare program. Blumenthal also called for tighter regulations...

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