Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General issued another negative report comparing the acquisition cost of power wheelchairs to the Medicare payment levels for these items. The OIG report... Read more >
LUBBOCK, Texas — The MED Group has inked a new three-year contract with Pride Mobility Products and its Quantum Rehab division, continuing the member services group's long-standing arrangement... Read more >
WASHINGTON — In the House version of the much-debated health care reform bill, elimination of the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs is still in play, although complex... Read more >
WASHINGTON — Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., and 12 other House members have introduced the Medicare Independent Living Act of 2009 (H.R. 3184). The proposed legislation would eliminate Medicare's... Read more >
Sunrise Medical/Power Wheelchair Quickie Pulse 6 powered seating, adjustable seating and positioning; PG's VR2 and R-net expandable controllers available in two models: BC (no power option) and SC (... Read more >
WASHINGTON — Even as House of Representatives committees began their markups of a health care reform bill last week, providers and other oxygen stakeholders lobbied on Capitol Hill for... Read more >
WASHINGTON — Power wheelchair providers battling to convince Congress to retain the first-month purchase option got more time to work on the issue last week, but the threat is still great, they... Read more >
ATLANTA — Congress may be in recess for the July 4th holiday, but home medical equipment providers cannot afford to take a vacation from lobbying their legislators, industry leaders warned last... Read more >
LONGMONT, Colo. — It's been a year of change for Sunrise Medical and more of the same likely lies ahead, according to Thomas Rossnagel, the Longmont, Colo.-based company's new president and CEO... Read more >
WASHINGTON — House Democrats revealed a draft version of their health care reform bill on Friday, and while the massive 852-page proposal would cover nearly all Americans, it lacked two major... Read more >
Alex Orthopedic/Lift All Purpose Patient Lift chrome plated square steel tubing; heavy-duty hydraulic pump; U base provides width adjustments from 19 to 42 in. four swivel casters with brakes on... Read more >
HME providers from coast to coast are feeling the pain of lower reimbursements from Medicare and facing the prospect of even more cuts with competitive bidding again on the horizon. The climate has... Read more >
ARLINGTON, Va. — Saying it threatens the quality of beneficiary care and provider well-being, the American Association for Homecare's Rehab and Assistive Technology Council called on the DME... Read more >
The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition, a consumer-led group of more than 70 seventy disability, aging, health and provider associations, has asked HHS to take... Read more >
Clarke Health Care Products/Bathlift Aquatec Major full length, custom built, water-powered bathlift with optional back support; weight capacity 500 lbs.; constructed of stainless steel and plastic... Read more >