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Standing wheelchair survey deadline Feb. 28

February 21, 2019HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has developed a survey to build support for the medical necessity of standing wheelchairs. There is an ongoing dispute among insurers about the medical benefit of standing wheelchairs and, therefore, an ongoing dispute about funding for these items, according to a bulletin from RESNA. The survey will be used to gather baseline data and general information to help determine whether there is a need for future surveys. Survey responses are due Feb. 28.

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LEVO finds representation in Canada

June 5, 2015HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - LEVO, a manufacturer and distributor of standing wheelchairs, has announced a new partnership with NuVision Rehab Group of Canada. As part of the partnership, NuVision, which represents rehab, mobility and home accessibility manufacturers from around the world, will assume responsibility for all sales of LEVO products throughout Canada. “LEVO has a long tradition of providing outstanding service to more than 35 countries around the world by partnering with organizations like NuVision,”...

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Selling standers to schools 'a whole different animal'

August 25, 2011Elizabeth Deprey

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Schools are finding that using standers in the classroom helps students participate with their peers and increases attentiveness and alertness. That could mean an opportunity for HME providers, says Andy Hicks, East Coast Regional Sales Manager at Altimate Medical, which manufactures the EasyStand. Providers could possibly make two sales for each child, said Hicks, since school departments don't allow the equipment to go home with the child and Medicare/Medicaid rules don't allow...

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Standing up for beneficiaries

January 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LEBANON, Tenn. - Industry stakeholders have put in motion a plan to get Medicare to pay for standing wheelchairs that involves getting the agency to change its coverage policy for the equipment, either through its application process or its appeals process. "We're attacking this on two fronts," said Darren Jernigan, director of government affairs for Permobil, a Lebanon, Tenn.-based manufacturer of standing wheelchairs. Right now, Medicare has HCPCS codes for power and manual standing systems (E2301...

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