Subscribe to RSS - wheelchairs


Provider donates gift of mobility


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Designed Living plans to donate wheelchairs to the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that provides wheelchairs to disabled people in developing nations.

BraunAbility, Permobil join forces to improve lives


WINAMAC, Ind. – BraunAbility and Permobil have partnered on a research project to improve the interface between wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Groups promote ‘Get Out & Enjoy Life’ contest


ATLANTA – Sports ‘n Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has teamed up with Wheel:Life, a social community for wheelchair users, to promote the “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer” photo contest and prize giveaway.

Wheel:Life gets in the zone


CHICAGO – Wheel:Life will act as a facilitator at the new “Abilities Meet Up Zone” at the Chicago Abilities Expo June 24-26.

An American OT in Thailand


OAKLAND, Calif. – When Holly Micheff, a pediatric OT at California Children’s Services, traveled to Thailand to distribute wheelchairs, she couldn’t help but notice the stark differences in health care between Thailand and the U.S.

Adjusted pricing comes backs to haunt accessories


WASHINGTON – CMS will use an adjusted fee schedule based on competitive bidding rates to pay for accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs despite a law passed in 2015 delaying the change for one year. “Although this change is effective Jan.

Convaid goes back to school


TORRENCE, Calif. – Convaid is offering customers free wheelchair safety checks at their local dealers today.

Advanced Health Care buys PDG


MONTREAL – Advanced Health Care Products has acquired PDG Product Design Group, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based manufacturer of tilt-in-space, bariatric and high performance wheelchairs.

Staying paid

Monday, May 18, 2015
Don Chrysler

I would like to respond to Doug Harrison’s letter to the editor "Warning shot" (see below).

Coming soon: Prepay reviews for tilt and tilt and recline


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The Jurisdiction C DME MAC has announced widespread prepayment reviews for power tilt (E1002) and power tilt and recline (E1007) wheelchairs.