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Hold on to your seat!

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09/26/2010

The average reduction for seat cushions across the nine competitive bidding areas:

  • Standard power wheelchairs

K0734: 15.89%

K0735: 25.24%

K0736: 15.52%

K0737: 16.43%

Didn't win a bid? Life goes on

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09/26/2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Medicare may have dealt a bad hand to Chair & Equipment Rental & Sales, but the provider has no plans to fold.

20th anniversary of ADA: A time of celebration and shame

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09/26/2010

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that helped bring people with disabilities into the mainstream. Historically, society tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities.

Invacare shines in second quarter

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08/29/2010

Invacare outperformed Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter, and company officials feel good about their chances to operate successfully under competitive bidding.

Mike Ballard's prediction: PWC utilization will drop

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08/26/2010

ike Ballard, president of National Seating & Mobility (NSM), doesn't have a problem with the competitive bid amount for a standard power wheelchair: $2,554, about 30% below the current Medicare allowable. But he still didn't accept the contracts he was offered for that product category in four of the nine competitive bidding areas.

Competitive bidding: What are your options?

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08/26/2010

If I had been asked to come up with the most unworkable program imaginable, I could not have dreamed up competitive bidding. However, until the program collapses, we have to deal with it.

Diabetes supplies clobbered

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08/26/2010

When the bid amounts for Round 1.2 of national competitive bidding were released in July, mail order diabetes supplies once again took the biggest hit--an average cut of 56% compared to an average cut, overall, of 32%.

'When one road gets closed, look for the next one'

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08/26/2010

The competitive bid amounts for Round 1.2 have sent HME providers in areas slated for Round 2 scurrying for advice on how to cut "huge amounts of cost" from their businesses, says consultant Wallace Weeks.

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