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Wheelchair manufacturer gets extreme exposure

November 6, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It's feel-good Friday! If you're sitting at home on Sunday night, you might want to tune into Extreme Makover: Home Edition. TiLite, a manufacturer of titanium and aluminum wheelchairs, donated a $6,000 custom wheelchair to a veteran whose family will be featured on the show, the News Tribune reported today. The man is a wheelchair athlete and mentor to returning disabled Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, according to Josh Anderson, TiLite's vice president of marketing. TiLite had four days to make...

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Making the hard decisions

September 17, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I spoke with a wheelchair provider yesterday who says he's turning a six-digit loss last year into a six-digit gain this year after making some hard decisions. The provider has downsized his product line (from a full line to wheelchairs and disposables) and his payer mix (from Medicare to just Medicaid, private insurance and cash). Unfortunately, that has meant more downsizing: from four locations to one and from 38 employees to 19. While those weren't easy decisions to make, the provider said: Medicare...

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