Mobility

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 >
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 >
Although pediatric products often cost more than standard adult products, the higher cost is generally due to unique design enhancements. Likewise, they also have special companion products and... Read more >
The HME market is currently filled with buzz words such as “aging in place,” “baby boomer” and “home accessibility,” but these terms are surrounded by much ambiguity on their specific relevance to... 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 >