The power wheelchair market is thriving despite competitive bidding—consumers want customized retail products with innovative technology. Stay on top of the trends by arming yourself with the... Read more >
As consumers seek more active lifestyles, scooters can help contribute to the HME provider's retail sales bottom line. Customers are looking for higher-end options with more features and benefits,... Read more >
If you're buying a wheelchair or scooter, it's 99 percent likely that you will need a ramp or lift, whether to get into your home, to accommodate a step down into a room, or even to transition across... Read more >
Selection of appropriate seating and wheelchair bases and components should include a thoughtful analysis of the clinical evaluation results in order to match equipment parameters to the person's... Read more >
There was a time when a standard power wheelchair carrying the HCPCS Code K0823 reigned in the mobility market. It was king of an industry driven largely by Medicare reimbursement. But competitive... Read more >
HME manufacturers offer a wide variety of lifts and transfer devices. Clients often pay for these products out of pocket, although some lifts and transfer devices are reimbursable through Medicare... Read more >
It is well known that most seniors and individuals with disabilities, if given the choice, would rather reside at home than in an institutional setting. Maintaining an involvement with their... Read more >
The mobility benefits of power chairs and scooters only get the user so far. Users also need another element of mobility, which is the ability to move beyond the home—and to take their power chair or... Read more >
Though much focus has been placed on safety in the home and eliminating falls, there has still been an increase of accidental deaths caused by falls. According to a Columbia University study, the... Read more >
The savage reimbursement cuts from competitive bidding have made the reimbursable scooter market much less attractive. But when one window closes, another one opens. Instead of fighting to get a... Read more >
Demographic studies, white papers, statistics, graphs and charts—we’ve seen them, heard them and even presented them to audiences of HME providers just like you. The undisputed fact is that the need... Read more >
It’s a no-brainer. If you’re buying a wheelchair or scooter, it’s 99 percent likely that you will need a ramp or lift, whether to get into your home, to accommodate a step down into a room, or even... Read more >
During a recent wintry blast in my hometown, I observed many cars that simply couldn’t make it up the hill to my neighborhood. One car in particular tried and tried to get up the hill and kept... Read more >
Older wheelchair users can face additional challenges due to the effects of aging, which include neurological, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, skin, urological and cognitive... Read more >
Equipment suppliers who are involved in the process of providing wheelchairs and seating components to individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) should understand the anatomy and... Read more >