Wheelchairs/Scooters

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 >
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 >
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 >
WAYNE, N.J. (Jan. 10, 2014)—The Maddak & Morph Wheels Most Inspirational Client Award was initiated as a way for providers of rehabilitation services to honor and recognize their clients,... Read more >
ATLANTA (Dec. 30, 2013)—Another eventful year has come to a close with so many memorable moments. Distilling the biggest stories of 2013 is a function of hindsight, clicks and reader reaction.... Read more >
Senior wheelchair users have the same standards as any consumer when it comes to seating and mobility—they are looking for function, comfort and skin protection. However, this population often faces... Read more >
Capped rental and two rounds of competitive bidding have dramatically lowered the fee schedule for power wheelchairs to the detriment of providers who build their business around Medicare—and... Read more >
Optimism for the 2012 power chair market is in short supply these days, with most manufacturers admitting to flat or down sales with little more than a third of the year to go. The relatively poor... Read more >
A year and a half after major changes to the way Medicare pays providers for consumer power products—by eliminating the first month purchase option and implementing the 13 month capped rental... Read more >
Wheelchairs are a challenging item for providers to prove medical necessity and the viability of the claim that is billed to Medicare. The burden of proof is on the provider of the product, not the... Read more >
Despite persistent economic and reimbursement challenges, favorable demographics continue to drive mostly strong sales throughout the scooter market. The much-hyped Baby Boomer Generation is a real... Read more >
The implementation of competitive bidding for durable medical equipment by Medicare produced countless challenges for the complex rehab industry to face in ensuring beneficiaries’ access to... Read more >
Four days before the Jan. 1, 2012, “go-live” date for the pre-payment review and prior authorization demonstration project for power mobility devices, the Centers for Medicare &... Read more >