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CMS redistributes K9 equipment

Change leaves some without proper coverage
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05/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders feel that the assortment of manual wheelchairs and bases previously included in the K0009 code doesn’t fit well in other codes, but CMS disagrees.

Manuals: Coding decisions cause complications

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10/19/2012

ATLANTA – Two recent coding decisions by the PDAC that involve manual wheelchairs are putting patient access at risk, says Rita Hostak, vice president of government relations for Sunrise Medical.

Invacare, Invamex and the FDA

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I spoke briefly with Kelly Mize and Brian Ellacott of Invacare yesterday about the company's decision to move the manufacturing of its Solara line of manual wheelchairs to an existing facility in Reynosa, Mexico.

Manual chair market faces challenges

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09/26/2010

The manual wheelchair market is currently surrounded by a lot of regulatory activity and mobility manufacturers expect it to be included in the national competitive bidding program at some point.

Dodged a bullet

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

It looks like rehab providers in California dodged a bullet. AAHomecare reported this week that the state's Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, no longer plans to contract out manual wheelchairs.

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