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What's The Scooter Store's legacy?

September 27, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Stakeholders expect the downfall of The Scooter Store to have several lasting effects on the power mobility industry.The Scooter Store announced Sept. 13 that it has been cut out of Rounds 1 and 2 of competitive bidding, and will close for good in the coming weeks.Decreased accessAmong the consequences of the closure, and the controversy and investigation surrounding it: Access to power wheelchairs will likely take a hit, providers say.“I suspect utilization will go down dramatically,”...

Choice Medical Supply, Competitive Bidding, Cory Baker, Mark Farmer, Martin Szmal, Mrs Homecare, Network Medical Supply, rick perrotta, Southwest Mobility, The Scooter Store


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Filling the void left by The Scooter Store

May 10, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - When The Scooter Store, the industry's largest provider of power mobility devices, is wounded, what does it mean for those providers left standing?So far, it has meant more Scooter Store customers seeking them out for repairs. Since a layoff this spring that reduced staff at the company to 300 employees, customers are having trouble reaching a live person—so much so that the provider posted a do-it-yourself repair FAQ on its website in April.“We've gotten a lot...

ABN, DME, HME, Network Medical Supply, Southwest Mobility, The Scooter Store, Upstate Rehabilitation Products


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Meet SMRC, Medicare's newest audit contractor

May 10, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - StrategicHealthSolutions, a new audit contractor, has begun targeting claims for post-pay review. The problem, say stakeholders: Many have already been audited.“There's only a select pool of providers, and a select pool of claims to pull from,” said Andrea Stark, a reimbursement consultant with MiraVista.Medicare contracted with the Omaha, Neb.-based StrategicHealthSolutions to serve as a Medicare supplemental medical review contractor (SMRC) in 2012 to “identify and...

DME, HME, Hometown Medical, SMRC, Southwest Mobility, StrategicHealthSolutions


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