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On the Editor's Desk

The AARP strikes again

November 12, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

A few blogs back, I wrote about the AARP's support of national competitive bidding. In an editorial in its November bulletin, the AARP delivers another blow to the HME industry, this time specifically to power wheelchairs. "The Case of the Expensive Wheelchair" reads like a greatest hits of the criticism hurled at the power wheelchair industry in the past year: Utilization: In 1997, Medicare and Medicare beneficiaries paid just over $100 million to buy or lease power wheelchairs; today they pay...

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