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Medicare permits walker upgrades

March 28, 2014Letter to the Editor

Persistence paid off in this case. Below is the final determination from Medicare since the initial HME News article (“Unbundling trips up providers,” December 2013).The DME Medical Directors have decided that hand brakes are different from glide-type brakes and can be billed at initial issue for some walkers (i.e., E0143 is the most common HCPCS code billed) per the related Policy Article for Walkers. Use A9270 when billing hand brakes and other enhancement...

Sylvia Toscano, walkers

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Walker, rollator customers say, 'Bling my ride'

December 28, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Who says walkers and rollators can't be fly? Not Home Care Medical, which recently launched a campaign to personalize the often-utilitarian items.The provider's “Bling Your Ride” promotion, features walker bags, cane holders, cup holders, and seat and back covers that offer stylish options for customers.“They can design their walkers or rollators the way they want,” said Heather Lotz-Klug, manager of retail sales. “These items are practical yet edgy...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Retail, rollators, walkers

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